Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/26454
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: What is the mechanism effect that links social support to coping and psychological outcome within individuals affected by prostate cancer? Real time data collection using mobile technology
Author(s): Paterson, Catherine
Jones, Martyn C
Rattray, Janice E
Lauder, William
Nabi, Ghulam
Keywords: Prostate cancer
Social support
Mobile technology
Coping
Psychological
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Citation: Paterson C, Jones MC, Rattray JE, Lauder W & Nabi G (2016) What is the mechanism effect that links social support to coping and psychological outcome within individuals affected by prostate cancer? Real time data collection using mobile technology, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21, pp. 126-133.
Abstract: Abstract Unmet support needs are prevalent in men affected by prostate cancer. Moreover, little is known about the optimal type of social support, or its mechanism effect between coping and emotional outcome in men affected by this disease to identify areas for clinical intervention. This study aimed to empirically test the propositions of social support theory in “real time” within individual men living with and beyond prostate cancer. Purposeful sub-sample from a larger prospective longitudinal study of prostate cancer survivors, took part in real time data collection using mobile technology. Self-reports were collected for 31 days prompted by an audio alarm 3 times per day (a total of 93 data entries) for each of the 12 case studies. Electronic data were analysed using time series analysis. Majority of response rates were >90%. Men reported a lack of satisfaction with their support over time. Testing the propositions of social support theory “within individuals” over time demonstrated different results for main effect, moderation and mediation pathways that linked coping and social support to emotional outcome. For two men, negative effects of social support were identified. For six men the propositions of social support theory did not hold considering their within-person data. This innovative study is one of the first, to demonstrate the acceptability of e-health technology in an ageing population of men affected by prostate cancer. Collectively, the case series provided mixed support for the propositions of social support theory, and demonstrates that “one size does not fit all”.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2015.09.002
Rights: Accepted refereed manuscript of: Paterson C, Jones MC, Rattray JE, Lauder W & Nabi G (2016) What is the mechanism effect that links social support to coping and psychological outcome within individuals affected by prostate cancer? Real time data collection using mobile technology, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21, pp. 126-133. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2015.09.002 © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
AAM_EJON.pdf1.03 MBAdobe PDFView/Open



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.