The relationship of quality of life and distress in prostate cancer patients compared to the general population

Markus Zenger, Antje Lehmann-Laue, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Thilo Schwalenberg, Alexander Ried & Andreas Hinz
Background: The aim of this study is two-fold. The first part compares quality of life (QoL) data of prostate cancer patients with those of a representative and age-specific sample of the general population and analyzes the influence of cancer related as well as socio-demographic parameters on QoL. Secondly, differences in QoL depending on the experienced psychological distress will be shown both in prostate cancer patients and in the general population. Material and Methods: A sample...