International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 164–172

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

Authors

    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, and Miami VA Medical Center
  • Lara Traeger
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Miami
  • Jason Dahn
    • Miami VA Medical Center
  • Ivan Molton
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Miami
  • Jeffrey S. Gonzalez
    • Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Neil Schneiderman
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Miami and Miami VA Medical Center
  • Michael H. Antoni
    • Department of PsychologyUniversity of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, and Miami VA Medical Center
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF03000188

Cite this article as:
Penedo, F.J., Traeger, L., Dahn, J. et al. Int. J. Behav. Med. (2007) 14: 164. doi:10.1007/BF03000188

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.

Key words

cognitive-behavioral stress management prostate carcinoma quality of life group intervention Hispanics Spanish

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© International Society of Behavioral Medicine 2007