Newswire (Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Received: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:10:31 PM CDT)

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2019 OCT 09 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Daily -- A new study on Surgery - Prostatectomy is now available. According to news reporting originating from Ballarat, Australia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “A common form of treatment for Australian men with prostate cancer is a radical prostatectomy (RP). Although sociodemographic and medical factors have been found to be predictive of psychological distress following RP, the traditional masculine norms of self-reliance and stoicism are also implicated in poor psychological outcomes.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Federat University, “The strength of the relationship between these masculine norms and distress may vary according to place of residence-specifically, living in regional/remote versus urban areas. The aim of the current study was to investigate these masculine norms as predictors of psychological distress among a sample of men who had received the same treatment for prostate cancer, in the context of place of residence. Participants were 447 men, aged between 42 and 77 years (M = 63.1, SD = 6.4), all of whom had undergone a RP within the previous 6 months. Participants completed self-report measures of psychological distress, physical functioning, self-reliance, and stoicism. As hypothesized, self-reliance and stoicism were independent and unique predictors of psychological distress, after controlling for sociodemographic and medical factors. Place of residence moderated the relationship between stoicism and distress, whereby the relationship was only significant for urban men. The relationship between self-reliance and distress was significant for all men regardless of place of residence.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The current study takes an important step toward identifying potentially modifiable and context-specific factors that can impact the experience of psychological distress among men following RP.”

For more information on this research see: Self-reliance and stoicism as predictors of distress following radical prostatectomy in the context of place of residence. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 2019;20(4):637-646. Psychology of Men & Masculinities can be contacted at: Educational Publishing Foundation-American Psychological Assoc, 750 First St, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, USA.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Corboy, Federat University, School of Health and Life Sciences, Ballarat, Vic, Australia. Additional authors for this research include J. Meier and S. McLaren.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000197. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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