Italian cultural adaptation of the Memorial Anxiety for Prostate Cancer scale for the population of men on active surveillance

Published on May 9, 2018in Tumori1.707
· DOI :10.5301/TJ.5000646
Maria Francesca Alvisi5
Estimated H-index: 5
Claudia Repetto17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 9 AuthorsLara Bellardita10
Estimated H-index: 10
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...
#1Silvia VillaH-Index: 6
#2Friederike KendelH-Index: 16
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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...
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#1Claudia Repetto (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Context The Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC) has been used in different countries to assess the specific anxiety of patients with prostate cancer. Objectives This research aims to test the reliability and validity of the Taiwanese version of the MAX-PC (MAX-PC-T). Methods Patients with prostate cancer in the urology clinics of three hospitals are recruited via a convenience sampling. Patients completed the MAX-PC-T, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and t...
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...
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Last. Patricia Marino (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)H-Index: 7
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Introduction The Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC, 18 items) was developed to assess anxiety in prostate cancer patients. In the absence of a French version of this scale, we adapted the original English scale and evaluated its psychometric properties in a sample of French men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the previous 12 months.
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