Do men regret prostate biopsy: results from the PiCTure study

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dc.contributor.author Coyle, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Eileen
dc.contributor.author Drummond, Frances J.
dc.contributor.author Sharp, Linda
dc.contributor.author Gavin, Anna T.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-24T11:13:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-24T11:13:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-26
dc.identifier.citation Coyle, C., Morgan, E., Drummond, F. J., Sharp, L. and Gavin, A. (2017) 'Do men regret prostate biopsy: Results from the PiCTure study', BMC Urology, 17, 11(6pp). doi: 10.1186/s12894-016-0194-y en
dc.identifier.volume 17 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 6 en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2490
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8605
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12894-016-0194-y en
dc.description.abstract Background: Understanding men’s experience of prostate biopsy is important as the procedure is common, invasive and carries potential risks. The psychological aspects of prostate biopsy have been somewhat neglected. The aim of this study was to explore the level of regret experienced by men after prostate biopsy and identify any associated factors. Methods: Men attending four clinics in Republic of Ireland and two in Northern Ireland were given a questionnaire to explore their experience of prostate biopsy. Regret was measured on a Likert scale asking men how much they agreed with the statement “It [the biopsy] is something I regret.” Results: Three hundred thirty-five men responded to the survey. The mean age was 63 years (SD ±7 years). Three quarters of respondents (76%) were married or co-habiting, and (75%) finished education at primary or secondary school level. For just over two thirds of men (70%) their recent biopsy represented their first ever prostate biopsy. Approximately one third of men reported a diagnosis of cancer, one third a negative biopsy result, and the remaining third did not know their result. Two thirds of men reported intermediate or high health anxiety. 5.1% of men agreed or strongly agreed that they regretted the biopsy. Conclusions: Level of regret was low overall. Health anxiety was the only significant predictor of regret, with men with higher anxiety reporting higher levels of regret than men with low anxiety (OR = 3.04, 95% CI 1.58, 5.84). Men with high health anxiety may especially benefit from careful counselling before and after prostate biopsy. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher BioMed Central Ltd en
dc.rights © 2017, the Author(s). Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Prostate en
dc.subject Biopsy en
dc.subject Regret en
dc.subject Decisional regret en
dc.subject Cancer en
dc.subject Anxiety en
dc.title Do men regret prostate biopsy: results from the PiCTure study en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Frances Drummond, Cork Cancer Research Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: frances.drummond@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-09-19T13:35:18Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.internal.wokid WOS:000392757400001
dc.contributor.funder Prostate Cancer UK en
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder Public Health Agency en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Health, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle BMC Urology en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress frances.drummond@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 11 en


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