Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery Facilitator Guide

Paperback | April 9, 2008

byFrank J. Penedo, Michael H. Antoni, Neil Schneiderman

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Men treated for localized prostate cancer have an excellent medical prognosis, but may have difficulty readjusting to life after surgery as a result of treatment related side effects. Changes in physical functioning and ongoing PSA monitoring due to the possibility of recurrence may bringadded stress. Effective stress management is a key factor in increasing quality of life in this population and may play a role in maintaining overall health. Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) and relaxation training constitute the two components of this comprehensive program. Each session provides participants with stress management skills, including cognitive restructuring, coping strategies, and social support. Participants practice avariety of relaxation methods, such as progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, and meditation. Relevant issues for men having had prostate cancer, such as sexuality and communication, are also addressed. This guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, which includes in-session exercises, monitoring forms, and homework assignments. Group meetings combined with home practice facilitate the application of effective stress management and relaxation techniques to theeveryday lives of participants. Together, the guide and workbook include all the material and information needed to successfully implement this program.

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Men treated for localized prostate cancer have an excellent medical prognosis, but may have difficulty readjusting to life after surgery as a result of treatment related side effects. Changes in physical functioning and ongoing PSA monitoring due to the possibility of recurrence may bringadded stress. Effective stress management is a k...

Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychologist and associate professor at the University of Miami, Department of Psychology, and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC), Division of Biobehavioral Oncology and Cancer Epidemiology. He is also a member of Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.9 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:April 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195336976

ISBN - 13:9780195336979

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