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Peter Vedsted

Fear of recurrence and causal attributions in long-term survivors of testicular cancer

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BACKGROUND: The purpose was to examine the prevalence of fear of recurrence (FoR) in long-term testicular cancer survivors (TCSs) and the association between FoR and causal attributions of cancer. METHODS: Testicular cancer survivors were sampled from a clinical register and were sent a questionnaire assessing FoR, depression using Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), physical symptoms (ototoxicity, neuropathy, and Raynaud-like phenomena), and causal attributions of testicular cancer. RESULTS: There were 316 TCSs who completed the questionnaires (response rate, 65%). The mean age was 47.6 years (standard deviation (SD) = 10.9), and the mean time since diagnosis was 12.0 years (SD = 3.0). Among the TCSs, 27.9% reported FoR. Univariate analyses revealed that FoR was associated with a BDI-II sum score of ≥19 (odds ratio (OR) = 7.07, p 
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPsycho-Oncology
Vol/bind21
Nummer11
Sider (fra-til)1222-8
ISSN1057-9249
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 25 aug. 2011

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