Social problem solving as a mediator of stress and chronic prostatitis symptomology.

Social problem solving (SPS), the process by which individuals attempt to cope with stressful life problems, has previously been found to mediate the relationship between stress and disorder-related symptomatology among several medical patient populations. The present study sought to identify a similar relationship among a sample of 63 men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Results found that SPS mediated the relationship between two different measures of stress and CP/CPPS symptoms. These results suggest that attempts to foster patients' SPS efficacy may help reduce CP/CPPS-related negative symptoms.

Psychology, health & medicine. 2022 Oct 20 [Epub ahead of print]

Meghan M Colosimo, Christine Maguth Nezu, Frank M Nezu, Arthur M Nezu

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA., Central Maryland Urology, Columbia, Md, USA.