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Post-diagnostic dietary changes in prostate cancer: associations with patients’ wellbeing and the perceptions of GPs

Kassianos, AP, Raats, Monique and Gage, Heather (2016) Post-diagnostic dietary changes in prostate cancer: associations with patients’ wellbeing and the perceptions of GPs European Journal of Cancer Care, 26 (4), e12599.

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Abstract

This article aims to investigate associations between perceived control and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) with dietary changes after prostate cancer diagnosis and to explore General Practitioners’ (GPs) perceptions on the role of diet in prostate cancer post-diagnosis. Ninety-five prostate cancer patients completed measures of dietary change, one for after diagnosis and another for after therapy. They also scored their HRQOL and perceived control. There were discrepancies in dietary changes reported between a general question (28.4% no dietary changes) and a specific (42.1%– 51.5% range of no change for various food items). Most patients initiated healthy changes. Patients who changed their diet after diagnosis had lower cognitive functioning and external locus of control (doctors). Patients who changed their diet after therapy had lower cognitive and emotional functioning, quality of life and external locus of control (doctors). Then, fourty-four GPs responded to an online survey. Their open-ended responses were analysed using Content Analysis. They reported interest in the role of diet in cancer but also lack of relevant knowledge. They were skeptical on providing information. Clinical interventions should consider patients’ cognitive ability, their relationship with their health professional and their wellbeing. Also, GPs’ confidence to provide dietary advice needs to be addressed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Economics
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kassianos, APUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Raats, MoniqueM.Raats@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Gage, HeatherH.Gage@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 24 October 2016
Identification Number : 10.1111/ecc.12599
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kassianos, A. P., Raats, M. M. and Gage, H. (2016), Post-diagnostic dietary changes in prostate cancer: associations with patients’ wellbeing and the perceptions of GPs. European Journal of Cancer Care, 00: 1–8. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12599 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12599/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords : functioning, health professionals, locus of control, nutrition, prostate cancer, quality of life
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Mar 2017 15:54
Last Modified : 06 Sep 2017 11:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813692

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