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Thomas O. Blank and Keith M. Bellizzi After prostate cancer: Predictors of well-being among long-term prostate cancer survivors Cancer 106

Article first published online: 10 APR 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21865

Psychologic well-being includes a set of outcomes that are complementary to functional and health-related quality of life, but are much less often studied. In this study, relatively long-term prostate cancer survivors exhibited a high level of psychologic well-being. However, personality variables, especially level of optimism, and continued use of coping strategies produced variability in outcomes, with personality affecting both positive and negative outcomes and use of coping strategies found to have an impact, primarily on negative outcomes.

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