Silvia Villa
Quality of lifeCronbach's alphaPsychiatryInternal medicineNeuropsychologyOncologyClinical study designPsychologySet (psychology)Randomized controlled trialPsychometricsIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyQualitative researchMedical physicsAsset (economics)Alternative medicineMultidisciplinary approachObservational studyPsychological interventionMetastatic breast cancerBiopsyWatchful waitingInterferonVinblastineEstrogenInterleukin 2Fluorescence in situ hybridizationImmunotherapyAndrogen deprivation therapyFloor effectTest (assessment)Therapeutic relationshipImmunoradiometric assayProlactinDiseaseMEDLINEQuality of life (healthcare)Clinical PracticeContext (language use)Prostate cancerProtocol (science)Management of prostate cancerProstate-specific antigenPopulationDecisional conflictStable DiseaseAlpha interferonResilience factorsNeoplasm GradingPatient's choiceStage prostate cancerMetastatic renal cell cancerToxicityDisease progressionTask forceHealth knowledgeIn patientHealth related quality of lifeCost of illnessExercise interventionResistance trainingPatient complianceMedical consultationDecisional regretLifestyle interventionNewly diagnosedPhysical activityTreatment decision makingConfirmatory factor analysisProcess (engineering)Endocrine systemProportional hazards modelRisk factorRegretFamily medicineBreast cancerAnxietyCartographyClinical psychologyMedicineGerontologyProtective factor
13Publications
6H-index
81Citations
Publications 13
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Daniela Villani (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 19
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 51
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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...
6 CitationsSource
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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#1C. MarenghiH-Index: 6
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 51
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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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#1Silvia VillaH-Index: 6
#2Friederike KendelH-Index: 16
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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Abstract Background Literature on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for men with localized prostate cancer (PCa) on active surveillance (AS) shows a need for methodological guidance regarding HRQoL issues and how to address them. Objective The European School of Oncology Task Force (ESO TF) aimed to identify a core set of research questions and related measures to include in AS HRQoL studies. Design, setting, and participants A modified Delphi study was used to reach consensus on AS HRQ...
8 CitationsSource
#1Julia Menichetti (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 9
#2Silvia VillaH-Index: 6
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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Abstract Improving quality of life is a key issue for patients with prostate cancer (PCa). Lifestyle interventions could positively impact the quality of life of patients. However, there is no clear-cut understanding of the role of diet, exercise and risky behaviour reduction in improving the quality of life of men with PCa. The aim of this review was to systematically summarize randomized controlled trials on lifestyle in PCa patients with quality of life as main outcome. 17 trials were include...
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#1Claudia Repetto (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 17
#2Tiziana RancatiH-Index: 27
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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PurposeTo investigate the presence of regret in patients about having followed an active surveillance (AS) protocol. The secondary aim was to identify variables that influence regret.MethodsFrom February 2006 to May 2014, 204 patients discontinued the AS protocols and were invited to enter the study. Sociodemographic variables were collected at AS enrollment, together with health-related quality of life (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate version [FACT-P]) and coping (Mini-Mental A...
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#2Silvia VillaH-Index: 6
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Silvia VillaH-Index: 6
Last. Riccardo ValdagniH-Index: 51
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Purpose of reviewTo summarize the literature on the predictors of quality of life (QoL) of patients with prostate cancer (PCa) on active surveillance and to highlight both risk factors of poor QoL and resilience factors that facilitate decision-making and promote adherence to active surveillance.Rec
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Guendalina Graffigna (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 29
Last. Riccardo ValdagniH-Index: 51
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Active Surveillance (AS) may represent for selected patients with low risk, potentially indolent prostate cancer (PCa) a viable alternative to radical therapies, thus reducing the risk of over-treatment. Researchers and clinicians emphasized that the choice of AS may be a controversial one as patients have the chance to avoid the side effects of radical therapies but also the burden of living with an untreated PCa. The aim of our study is to focus on the decision-making process leading patients ...
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