Exploring the relationship between coping, social support and health-related quality of life for prostate cancer survivors: A review of the literature

Catherine Paterson (Lead / Corresponding author), Martyn Jones, Janice Rattray, William Lauder

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    Abstract

    Men affected by prostate cancer can experience profound physical and psychological sequalae; and unmet support needs are prevalent in men affected by this disease. Social support has been linked to improved health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and coping strategies, but little is known about the relationship between social support, coping and HRQoL for prostate cancer survivors. This review aims to identify the mechanism through which social support influences the relationship between coping and HRQoL for prostate cancer survivors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)750-759
    Number of pages10
    JournalEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing
    Volume17
    Issue number6
    Early online date31 May 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

    Keywords

    • Prostrate cancer
    • Oncology
    • Psycho-social
    • Social support
    • Health-related quality of life
    • Structured review
    • Survivorship

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