Table 1

Questions from the prostate cancer screening anxiety measure
PSA anxiety
For having a blood test for cancer… Yes No Not Sure
Do you feel tense about the test? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel upset about the test? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel nervous about the test? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel confused about the test? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel worried about the test? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel relaxed about the test? [ ] [ ] [ ]
DRE anxiety
For having a test for cancer where the doctor or nurse inserts a finger into your rectum to perform an exam…
Do you feel tense about the exam? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel upset about the exam? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel nervous about the exam? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel confused about the exam? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel worried about the exam? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel relaxed about the exam? [ ] [ ] [ ]
PCS-D anxiety
For the decision to be tested for prostate cancer…
Do you feel tense about the decision? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel upset about the decision? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel nervous about the decision? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel confused about the decision? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel worried about the decision? [ ] [ ] [ ]
Do you feel relaxed about the decision? [ ] [ ] [ ]

Note. PCS = prostate cancer screening, PSA = prostate–specific antigen test, DRE = digital rectal examination.

Linder et al.

Linder et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:52   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-52

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