Psychosocial screening for patients with prostate cancer: The development and validation of the psychosocial distress questionnaire-prostate cancer

E. Castermans, M. Coenders, H.P. Beerlage, J. de Vries

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Abstract

We describe the psychosocial distress questionnaire-prostate cancer (PDQ-PC), a psychosocial screening list developed and validated specifically for prostate cancer patients. An existing screening list, the psychosocial distress questionnaire-breast cancer (PDQ-BC), was used as a starting point. Two focus groups were then implemented to investigate which items of the PDQ-BC were relevant for the PDQ-PC and which new items were needed. Validity and reliability of the questionnaire were assessed on 278 prostate cancer patients. Factor analysis showed that the 36-item PDQ-PC comprises eight subscales, for which the internal consistency ranged from α = 0.48–0.88. Moreover, moderate to high convergent validity was found.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-529
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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