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    Development of a self-management intervention for memory changes linked to Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer

    Mobeen, M. and Grunfeld, Elizabeth and Newby, K. and Turner, A. (2022) Development of a self-management intervention for memory changes linked to Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Illness, Crisis and Loss , ISSN 1054-1373.

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    Abstract

    Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a hormone treatment for prostate cancer and is linked to altered cognition, including memory changes, which can have detrimental effects on quality of life (QOL). The aim of this research was to develop an intervention to support men with memory changes associated with ADT. The Intervention Mapping framework guided intervention development through a series of rigorous steps. A self-management booklet called MEMORY MANager was developed, which incorporated education, self-assessment, compensatory strategies and techniques to improve mood. It was found to be an acceptable means of supporting men. This booklet could be valuable to healthcare professionals and patients as a means of improving QOL among men who undergo ADT. This is the first reported self-management intervention developed for managing cognitive changes in men who undergo ADT. Although preliminary, findings appear promising. More research is needed to evaluate effectiveness of the intervention and its implementation

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Building Resilience in Breast Cancer
    Depositing User: Beth Grunfeld
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 13:23
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:17
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/48566

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