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Master of Science (MS)
Psychology (Arts and Sciences)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Michael Antoni - Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Frank Penedo - Mentor
Third Committee Member
Suzanne Lechner - Outside Committee Member
Prostate Cancer (PC) is associated with disease- and treatment-related side effects that can compromise quality of life (QoL). Psychosocial interventions designed to improve adjustment and quality of life (QoL) for post-treatment PC patients have been conducted with mixed results. Intervention effects are typically analyzed using either mean difference scores or a single estimate of growth parameters (e.g., intercept and slope factors) across groups. These methods assume homogeneity within groups. Evidence suggests, however, considerable variability both in the experience of disease-specific outcomes and in the long-term adjustment and emotional well-being of men with PC. The present study used growth mixture modeling (GMM) to explore the effects of a cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) intervention on emotional well-being among men recently treated for localized PC. This methodology allowed examination of intervention effects across unobserved subgroups characterized by different trajectories of emotional well-being and identified factors associated with intervention efficacy.
Prostate Cancer; Growth Mixture Modeling
Benedict, Catherine, "Emotional Well-being in Men With Prostate Cancer: Effects of a Psychosocial Intervention Using Growth Mixture Modeling" (2010). Open Access Theses. Paper 57.