Treatment decision-making process of men with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer: The role of multidisciplinary approach in patient engagement

Lara Bellardita, Silvia Villa, Letizia De Luca, Simona Donegani, Tiziana Magnani, Roberto Salvioni, Riccardo Valdagni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) often represents a stressful event. In addition to the psychological distress related to the diagnosis, patients face challenging health decisions: in fact, besides radical treatments, Active Surveillance may represent an option for patients with diagnosis of localized PCa. A multidisciplinary clinical approach seems to represent the suitable organizational model to meet such a requirement, optimising the therapeutic outcome for PCa patients.The present study is a qualitative examination of the treatment decision-making process of men with a newly diagnosed localized PCa who received a multidisciplinary clinical consultation. Results suggest that a multidisciplinary approach may satisfy patients' need to be comprehensively informed about all their chances and options of curing and managing the disease. Together with information, patients need to build a therapeutic relationship with the physicians in order to share their treatment decision-making experience. If this does not occur, frustration, confusion and other negative emotions may emerge.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Fingerprint

Patient Participation
Prostatic Neoplasms
Decision Making
Organizational Models
Therapeutics
Confusion
Frustration
Emotions
Referral and Consultation
Psychology
Physicians
Health

Keywords

  • Active Surveillance
  • Decision-making
  • Multidisciplinary setting
  • Patient's experience
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

Treatment decision-making process of men with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer : The role of multidisciplinary approach in patient engagement. / Bellardita, Lara; Villa, Silvia; De Luca, Letizia; Donegani, Simona; Magnani, Tiziana; Salvioni, Roberto; Valdagni, Riccardo.

In: Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.01.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{4ac7bb75cf694887b44c01c779c1d08c,
title = "Treatment decision-making process of men with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer: The role of multidisciplinary approach in patient engagement",
abstract = "The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) often represents a stressful event. In addition to the psychological distress related to the diagnosis, patients face challenging health decisions: in fact, besides radical treatments, Active Surveillance may represent an option for patients with diagnosis of localized PCa. A multidisciplinary clinical approach seems to represent the suitable organizational model to meet such a requirement, optimising the therapeutic outcome for PCa patients.The present study is a qualitative examination of the treatment decision-making process of men with a newly diagnosed localized PCa who received a multidisciplinary clinical consultation. Results suggest that a multidisciplinary approach may satisfy patients' need to be comprehensively informed about all their chances and options of curing and managing the disease. Together with information, patients need to build a therapeutic relationship with the physicians in order to share their treatment decision-making experience. If this does not occur, frustration, confusion and other negative emotions may emerge.",
keywords = "Active Surveillance, Decision-making, Multidisciplinary setting, Patient's experience, Prostate cancer",
author = "Lara Bellardita and Silvia Villa and {De Luca}, Letizia and Simona Donegani and Tiziana Magnani and Roberto Salvioni and Riccardo Valdagni",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.6092/2282-1619/2019.7.1997",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
journal = "Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology",
issn = "2282-1619",
publisher = "University of Messina",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Treatment decision-making process of men with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer

T2 - The role of multidisciplinary approach in patient engagement

AU - Bellardita, Lara

AU - Villa, Silvia

AU - De Luca, Letizia

AU - Donegani, Simona

AU - Magnani, Tiziana

AU - Salvioni, Roberto

AU - Valdagni, Riccardo

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) often represents a stressful event. In addition to the psychological distress related to the diagnosis, patients face challenging health decisions: in fact, besides radical treatments, Active Surveillance may represent an option for patients with diagnosis of localized PCa. A multidisciplinary clinical approach seems to represent the suitable organizational model to meet such a requirement, optimising the therapeutic outcome for PCa patients.The present study is a qualitative examination of the treatment decision-making process of men with a newly diagnosed localized PCa who received a multidisciplinary clinical consultation. Results suggest that a multidisciplinary approach may satisfy patients' need to be comprehensively informed about all their chances and options of curing and managing the disease. Together with information, patients need to build a therapeutic relationship with the physicians in order to share their treatment decision-making experience. If this does not occur, frustration, confusion and other negative emotions may emerge.

AB - The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) often represents a stressful event. In addition to the psychological distress related to the diagnosis, patients face challenging health decisions: in fact, besides radical treatments, Active Surveillance may represent an option for patients with diagnosis of localized PCa. A multidisciplinary clinical approach seems to represent the suitable organizational model to meet such a requirement, optimising the therapeutic outcome for PCa patients.The present study is a qualitative examination of the treatment decision-making process of men with a newly diagnosed localized PCa who received a multidisciplinary clinical consultation. Results suggest that a multidisciplinary approach may satisfy patients' need to be comprehensively informed about all their chances and options of curing and managing the disease. Together with information, patients need to build a therapeutic relationship with the physicians in order to share their treatment decision-making experience. If this does not occur, frustration, confusion and other negative emotions may emerge.

KW - Active Surveillance

KW - Decision-making

KW - Multidisciplinary setting

KW - Patient's experience

KW - Prostate cancer

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85064504565&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85064504565&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.6092/2282-1619/2019.7.1997

DO - 10.6092/2282-1619/2019.7.1997

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85064504565

VL - 7

JO - Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology

JF - Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology

SN - 2282-1619

IS - 1

ER -