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Psychosocial Intervention In Prostate Cancer Patients

Jana Potočníková
  • Department of Sport Educology and Sport Humanistic and Department of Track & Field, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava
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/ Tomáš Gregor
  • Department of Sport Educology and Sport Humanistic and Department of Track & Field, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava
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/ Helena Medeková
  • Department of Sport Educology and Sport Humanistic and Department of Track & Field, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava
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/ Aurel Zelko
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Published Online: 2015-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/afepuc-2015-0001

Summary

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide for males, and the fifth most common cancer overall. Using of autogenic training could reduce the influence of ADT and raise quality of prostate cancer patients. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of autogenic training in patients with prostate cancer. Patients were divided to experimental and control group. Experimental group participated in fourteen weeks long autogenic training program. Control group performed usual daily activities. Every subject of research performed input and output diagnostics which monitored psychical states of patients by psychological standardized tests - Differential questionnaire of depression (DDF) and Questionnaire of anxiety (STAI X1). Our data showed autogenic training program significant improved depressions symptoms and anxiety in experimental research group (p ≤ 0.05), however there was no main change of depression symptoms and anxiety values for control group (p = n.s.).

Keywords: oncology patients; autogenic training; depression; anxiety

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Published Online: 2015-09-30

Published in Print: 2015-05-01


Citation Information: Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, ISSN (Online) 0520-7371, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/afepuc-2015-0001.

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