This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: PRIMARY: To evaluate the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer, at all stages of the disease, and in particular to increase knowledge, self-efficacy, and quality of life, and to reduce uncertainty, distress and depression. OUTCOME MEASURES: Knowledge, distress, uncertainty, depression, self-efficacy, and quality of life will be measured regardless of the variety of tools used in these studies. There are a number of standardised tools for each of these outcomes. There is a high likelihood that different researchers will use different tools to measure the same concept.
Parahoo Kader, McCaughan Eilis, Noyes Jane, McDonough Suzanne. The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer: a systematic review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Reviews 2010; Issue 6