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Life after prostate cancer treatment: a mixed methods study of the experiences of men with sexual dysfunction and their partners

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Urology, June 2017
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Title
Life after prostate cancer treatment: a mixed methods study of the experiences of men with sexual dysfunction and their partners
Published in
BMC Urology, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12894-017-0231-5
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Authors

Jeffrey A. Albaugh, Nat Sufrin, Brittany R. Lapin, Jacqueline Petkewicz, Sandi Tenfelde

Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men and sexual dysfunction is the most frequently reported long-term side effect of prostate cancer surgery or radiation. The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of men with sexual dysfunction and their partners following prostate cancer treatment. Men with sexual dysfunction from either surgical removal or radiation therapy 1-5 years after treatment were interviewed, as well as their partners. A mixed method design was used to determine the lived experience of men with sexual dysfunction. Open-ended questions guided the interviews. Twenty seven men completed the study with a mean age of 61 years (SD = 8.0; range = 44-77 years). Nine partners also participated. The majority of men (92.6%) had surgery. The average time from treatment to the interview was 23.5 months (SD = 11.7). Themes were frustration with sexual dysfunction, importance of support and understanding from others, depression and anxiety related to sexual dysfunction, importance of intimacy with partner, factors that impact treatment satisfaction, and education and comprehensive information about sex. Prostate cancer survivors and partners need accurate information about sexual side effects before during and after treatment. Men and partners required individualized help and guidance to manage sexual dysfunction. Support and understanding from partners, family, and others was also identified as an important aspect of healing and adjustment after prostate cancer treatment. Prostate cancer education/support groups played a key role in helping men and partners gain advocacy, education, and support. Psychological problems such as depression and anxiety need to be identified and addressed in men after prostate cancer treatment. Men and partners need assistance in understanding and navigating their way through intimacy to move forward with connectedness in their relationship. Satisfaction with treatment and with providers is dependent on patient education and understanding of all aspects of prostate cancer treatment including sexual side effects and incontinence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 105 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 8%
Other 21 20%
Unknown 32 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 18%
Psychology 8 8%
Unspecified 5 5%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 35 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 February 2018.
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#4,171,620
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Outputs from BMC Urology
#99
of 754 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#73,927
of 317,043 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Urology
#1
of 16 outputs
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