• 1
    Kornblith AB, Herr HW, Ofman US, Scher HI, Holland JC. Quality of life of patients with prostate cancer and their spouses. Cancer. 1994; 73: 27912802.
  • 2
    Cliff AM, Macdonagh RP. Psychosocial morbidity in prostate cancer: II. A comparison of patients and partners. BJU Int. 2000; 86: 834839.
  • 3
    Maliski SL, Heilemann MV, McCorkle R. From “death sentence” to “good cancer”: couples' transformation of a prostate cancer diagnosis. Nurs Res. 2002; 51: 391397.
  • 4
    Boehmer U, Clark JA. Communication about prostate cancer between men and their wives. J Fam Pract. 2001; 50: 226231.
  • 5
    Gray RE, Fitch M, Phillips C, Labrecque M, Fergus K. Managing the impact of illness: the experiences of men with prostate cancer and their spouses. J Health Psychol. 2000; 5: 531548.
  • 6
    Echlin KN, Rees CE. Information needs and information-seeking behaviors of men with prostate cancer and their partners: a review of the literature. Cancer Nurs. 2002; 25: 3541.
  • 7
    Harden J, Schafenacker A, Northouse L, et al. Couples' experiences with prostate cancer: focus group research. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2002; 29: 701709.
  • 8
    Banthia R, Malcarne VL, Varni JW, Ko CM, Sadler GR, Greenbergs HL. The effects of dyadic strength and coping styles on psychological distress in couples faced with prostate cancer. J Behav Med. 2003; 26: 3152.
  • 9
    Germino BB, Mishel MH, Belyea M, Harris L, Ware A, Mohler J. Uncertainty in prostate cancer. Ethnic and family patterns. Cancer Pract. 1998; 6: 107113.
  • 10
    Ptacek JT, Pierce GR, Dodge KL, Ptacek JJ. Social support in spouses of cancer patients: what do they get and to what end? Personal Relationships. 1997; 4: 431449.
  • 11
    Malcarne VL, Banthia R, Varni JW, Sadler GR, Greenbergs HL, Ko CM. Problem-solving skills and emotional distress in spouses of men with prostate cancer. J Cancer Educ. 2002; 17: 150154.
  • 12
    Lavery JF, Clarke VA. Prostate cancer: patients' and spouses' coping and marital adjustment. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 1999; 4: 289302.
  • 13
    Taylor SE. Adjustment to threatening events: a theory of cognitive adaptation. Am Psychol. 1983; 38: 11611173.
  • 14
    Lepore S. A social-cognitive processing model of emotional adjustment to cancer. In: BaumA, AndersenB, editors. Psychosocial interventions for cancer. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001: 99118.
  • 15
    Ey S, Compas BE, Epping-Jordan JE, Worsham N. Stress responses and psychological adjustment in patients with cancer and their spouses. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 1998; 16: 5977.
  • 16
    Radloff LS. The CES-D Scale: a self-report depression scale for research in the general population. Applied Psychological Measurement. 1977; 1: 385401.
  • 17
    Stommel M, Given BA, Given CW, Kalaian HA, Schulz R, McCorkle R. Gender bias in the measurement properties of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). Psychiatry Res. 1993; 49: 239250.
  • 18
    Horowitz M. Stress response syndromes and their treatments. In: GoldbergerL, BreznitzS, editors. Handbook of stress. New York: Free Press, 1987: 711732.
  • 19
    Lepore SJ, Helgeson VS. Social constraints, intrusive thoughts, and mental health after prostate cancer. J Soc Clin Psychol. 1998; 17: 89106.
  • 20
    Lepore SJ, Helgeson VS. Psychoeducational support group enhances quality of life after prostate cancer. Cancer Res Ther Control. 1999; 8: 8191.
  • 21
    Cutrona CE, Russell DW. The provisions of social relationships and adaptation to stress. In: JonesWH, PerlmanD, editors. Advances in personal relationships. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1987: 3768.
  • 22
    Lepore SJ, Ituarte PHG. Optimism about cancer enhances mood by reducing negative social relations. Cancer Res Ther Control. 1999; 8: 165174.
  • 23
    Norton R. Measuring marital quality: a critical look at the dependent variable. J Marriage Fam. 1983; 45: 141151.
  • 24
    Rosenberg M. Society and the adolescent self-image. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1965.
  • 25
    Mishel MH. Perceived uncertainty and stress in illness. Res Nurs Health. 1984; 7: 163171.
  • 26
    Carver CS, Scheier MF, Weintraub JK. Assessing coping strategies: a theoretically based approach. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1989; 56: 267283.
  • 27
    Litwin MS, Hays RD, Fink A, Ganz PA, Leake B, Brook RH. The UCLA prostate cancer index: development, reliability, and validity of a health-related quality of life measure. Med Care. 1998; 36: 10021012.
  • 28
    Ware JE, Snow KK, Kosinski M, Gandek B. SF-36 health survey: manual and interpretation guide. Boston: The Health Institute, New England Medical Center, 1993.
  • 29
    Katz JN, Change LC, Sangha O, Fossel AH, Bates DW. Can comorbidity be measured by questionnaire rather than medical record review? Med Care. 1996; 34: 7384.
  • 30
    Fleming ID, Cooper JS, Henson DE, et al. AJCC cancer staging manual. 5th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
  • 31
    Nolen-Hoeksema S. Gender differences in depression. In: GotlibIH, HammenCL, editors. Handbook of depression. New York: Guilford Press, 2002: 492509.
  • 32
    Palmer SC, Kagee A, Coyne JC, DeMichele A. Experience of trauma, distress, and posttraumatic stress disorder among breast cancer patients. Psychosom Med. 2004; 66: 258264.
  • 33
    Eton DT, Lepore SJ, Helgeson VS. Early quality of life in patients with localized prostate carcinoma: an examination of treatment-related, demographic, and psychosocial factors. Cancer. 2001; 92: 14511459.
  • 34
    Manne S, Babb J, Pinover W, Horwitz E, Ebbert J. Psychoeducational group intervention for wives of men with prostate cancer. Psychooncology. 2004; 13: 3746.
  • 35
    Janoff-Bulman R. Shattered assumptions. New York: Free Press, 1992.
  • 36
    Lilleby W, Fossa SD, Waehre H, Olsen DR. Long-term morbidity and quality of life in patients with localized prostate cancer undergoing definitive radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1999; 43: 735743.
  • 37
    Fang CY, Manne SL, Pape SJ. Functional impairment, marital quality, and patient psychological distress as predictors of psychological distress among cancer patient's spouses. Health Psychol. 2001; 20: 452457.
  • 38
    Kirschner-Hermanns R, Jakse G. Quality of life following radical prostatectomy. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2002; 43: 141151.