Maria Francesca Alvisi
Cronbach's alphaPsychiatryCancerInternal medicineExtraversion and introversionMental healthOncologyLogistic regressionOdds ratioPsychologyPsychological testingLearned helplessnessPsychometricsPhysical therapyEmergency medicinePsychological interventionBiopsyLongitudinal studySocial supportFloor effectTest (assessment)DiseaseProstate cancerProtocol (science)SAINTManagement of prostate cancerProstate-specific antigenCompliance (psychology)Big Five personality traitsPopulationNeoplasm GradingGynecologyIn patientHealth related quality of lifeRepeat biopsyDecisional regretPhysical activityDisease free survivalConfirmatory factor analysisProportional hazards modelRegretNursing researchMedical emergencyAnxietyClinical significanceFatalismClinical psychologyMedicineCoping (psychology)GerontologyArea under the curveNeuroticism
Publications 11
#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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Background The psychological burden possibly deriving from not immediately undergoing radical treatment for prostate cancer (PCa) could be a potential disadvantage of active surveillance (AS), especially in the eve of some relevant clinical exams [i.e., re-biopsy, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, and medical examination]. Even if it is known from the literature that the majority of PCa men in AS do not report heightened anxiety, there is a minority of patients who show clinically significan...
#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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#1F. BadenchiniH-Index: 3
#2Federica PaloriniH-Index: 11
Last. Riccardo ValdagniH-Index: 51
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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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#1M.F. AlvisiH-Index: 2
Last. R. ValdagniH-Index: 4
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