Cognitive behavioral stress management intervention improves quality of life in Spanish monolingual hispanic men treated for localized prostate cancer: Results of a randomized controlled trial

Frank J. Penedo, Lara Traeger, Jason Dahn, Ivan Molton, Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, Neil Schneiderman, Michael H. Antoni

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Abstract

Background: The efficacy of a group-based psychosocial intervention with ethnic minority health populations may depend on consideration for cultural factors that can interact with group processes. Purpose: The current study explored the efficacy of a 10-week group-based cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) intervention that was linguistically and culturally adapted for use with Hispanic monolingual men recently treated for localized prostate carcinoma (PC). Methods: 71 Hispanic monolingual Spanish speakers were randomly assigned to a 10-week CBSM intervention or a half-day stress management seminar (control condition). Hierarchical regression was used to predict post-intervention QoL. Results: After controlling for relevant covariates, assignment to the CBSM condition significantly predicted greater physical well-being, emotional well-being, sexual functioning, and total well-being after the 10-week intervention period. Conclusions: Results suggest that participation in a culturally and linguistically adapted CBSM group intervention improved QoL in Hispanic monolingual men treated for localized PC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-172
Number of pages9
JournalInternational journal of behavioral medicine
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Cognitive-behavioral stress management
  • Group intervention
  • Hispanics
  • Prostate carcinoma
  • Quality of life
  • Spanish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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