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Educational interventions improved some quality of life outcomes in prostate cancer

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 Q In men with prostate cancer, do educational interventions improve symptoms and quality of life (QOL) outcomes?

Clinical impact ratings: IM/Oncology ★★★★★★☆


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randomised controlled trial.

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not concealed.*

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blinded (data collectors).*

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

12 months.

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11 urology and radiology clinics and hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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279 men (mean age 65 y) who had been treated for localised prostate cancer in the previous month, had no history of other cancer, and lived within a 1 hour drive of the intervention sites.

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education only (EO) (n = 84) consisting of 6 weekly 1 hour lectures on topics relevant to prostate cancer and printed summaries, education plus discussion (ED) (n = 86) consisting of the lecture series plus 45 minutes of group discussion facilitated by a clinical psychologist and …

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