Anxiety in African-American Men With Prostate Cancer: Validation of the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer in an African-American Sample
- To establish the psychometric properties of the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate
Cancer (MAX-PC) in African American men with prostate cancer.
- To establish the reliability of the MAX-PC in African American men with prostate
- To establish the validity of the MAX-PC in African American men with prostate cancer.
- To confirm the factor structure of the MAX-PC in this sample.
- To test the sensitivity to change of the MAX-PC in this sample.
- To explore the prevalence of distress, anxiety, and depression in African American men
with prostate cancer.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
All patients complete a 5-minute Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC)
questionnaire measuring general prostate cancer anxiety, PSA anxiety, and fear of recurrence
either in person or by phone. They will complete six other questionnaires, each requiring 5
minutes to complete, and focusing on anxiety, depression, and quality of life measures.
These include the demographic questionnaire; the Distress Thermometer visual analogue scale;
the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS); the Functional Assessment of Cancer
Therapy Scale-Prostate (FACT-P); the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
(CES-D) assessing the frequency of depressive symptoms the patient experienced in the past
week; and the Karnofsky Patient Performance Rating Scale (KPRS). Within 1 week after
receiving their PSA test results, some patients will undergo an additional telephone
interview conducted by a research study assistant to complete the MAX-PC, the HADS, and the
Distress Thermometer questionnaires.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 150 patients (75 patients with early stage disease and 75
patients with late stage disease) will be accrued for this study.
Christian J. Nelson, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center||New York, New York 10021|
|Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital||Jamaica, New York 11432|
|SUNY Downstate Medical Center||Brooklyn, New York 11203|
|NYU Cancer Institute at New York University Medical Center||New York, New York 10016|
|Kings County Hospital Center||Brooklyn, New York 11203|