Expressive writing improves subjective health among testicular cancer survivors: A pilot study

Perry M. Pauley, Mark T. Morman, Kory Floyd

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Abstract

The present pilot study examined the efficacy of a brief expressive writing intervention for helping testicular cancer (TC) survivors manage psychological, relational, and health complications associated with treatment and recovery. 48 men reported on mental health, quality of life, and sexual health, then took part in a 5-week expressive writing intervention. Afterward, all participants again reported on the same measures used in the pre-test. A total of 28 men completed at least two writing sessions and were included in the analysis. Results revealed that, compared to men in both the negative expression and control conditions, men in the positive expression group experienced improvements in their mental health over the course of the 5-week trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-219
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Men's Health
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Expressive writing
  • Quality of life
  • Testicular cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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