Lara Bellardita
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Quality of lifePsychiatryInternal medicineOncologyPsychologyNursingIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyMultidisciplinary approachObservational studyPsychological interventionDiseaseMEDLINEQuality of life (healthcare)Context (language use)Prostate cancerPopulationIn patientHealth related quality of lifeFamily medicineAnxietyClinical psychologyMedicineGerontology
60Publications
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#1Paola DordoniH-Index: 6
#1Paola DordoniH-Index: 2
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether prostate cancer (PCa) patients' coping strategies (i.e., fighting spirit, anxious preoccupation, fatalism, helplessness/hopelessness, and avoidance) significantly change during the first 3-year follow-up period of active surveillance (AS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Altogether, 104 patients on AS completed the Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer (Mini-MAC) at baseline (T0), at 10 and 12 months after diagnostic biopsy (T1 and T2, respectively) and then at 24- (T3) and 3...
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#1F. BadenchiniH-Index: 3
#2C. MarenghiH-Index: 6
Last. Nicola NicolaiH-Index: 27
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Daniela Villani (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 18
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 50
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The principal aim of the study was to investigate the role of individual characteristics in decisional conflict of patients with prostate cancer (PCa) in order to identify risk and protective features. An observational study was conducted with 83 PCa patients accessing the multidisciplinary visit of Prostate Cancer Program at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan. The multidisciplinary visit (MDV) consists in two separate but interrelated parts: the medical consultation and the...
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#1F. BadenchiniH-Index: 3
#2C. MarenghiH-Index: 6
Last. Nicola NicolaiH-Index: 27
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#1Julia Menichetti (University of Oslo)H-Index: 9
#2Letizia De LucaH-Index: 2
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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OBJECTIVE: Health promotion is a key aspect for health outcomes of prostate cancer (PCa) patients. However, it has been poorly explored among patients following monitoring programmes, for example Active Surveillance (AS). This study aimed to explore PCa patients' perceptions of health promotion during AS. METHODS: An explorative qualitative research design was adopted. Four focus groups were used to collected data from 24 men enrolled in the Prostate Cancer Research International: AS (PRIAS) pro...
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The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) often represents a stressful event. In addition to the psychological distress related to the diagnosis, patients face challenging health decisions: in fact, besides radical treatments, Active Surveillance may represent an option for patients with diagnosis of localized PCa. A multidisciplinary clinical approach seems to represent the suitable organizational model to meet such a requirement, optimising the therapeutic outcome for PCa patients.The present stu...
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#2Claudia RepettoH-Index: 17
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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Purpose:The Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC) is a self-report questionnaire that was developed in English to assess prostate cancer (PCa)-related anxiety. The aim of this study w...
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Several studies have been conducted on the quality of life (QoL) in men with low risk prostate cancer (PCa) who choose active surveillance (AS). While recent reviews have shown a lack of consistency among the available QoL-studies, a few key points have been identi ed, including decision-making (DM)- related issues and their potential effect on QoL. The importance of this theme has also been recently highlighted by the international task force of the European School of Oncology. However, to our ...
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Paola DordoniH-Index: 2
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 50
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The journey of men diagnosed with low-volume, potentially non-aggressive prostate cancer may be a multifaceted one. In fact, from the moment of diagnosis, patients deal with the opportunity and burden of choosing among multiple therapeutic/observational strategies that differ in terms of clinical and personal costs and benefits. The treatment/active surveillance decision can be an initially counterintuitive one and feelings of disorientation could emerge. Based on existing literature and our exp...
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#1C. MarenghiH-Index: 6
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 50
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PurposeTo evaluate the outcomes of active surveillance (AS) on patients with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) and to identify predictors of disease reclassification.MethodsIn 2005, we defined an inst...
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