Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

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Robertson, Jane M., Molloy, Gerard M., Bollina, Prasad R., Kelly, Daniel M., McNeill, S. Alan and Forbat, Elizabeth 2014. Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials. 15 (1), pp. 1 - 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-15-183
AuthorsRobertson, Jane M., Molloy, Gerard M., Bollina, Prasad R., Kelly, Daniel M., McNeill, S. Alan and Forbat, Elizabeth
Abstract

Men who undergo surgery for prostate cancer frequently experience significant side-effects including urinary and sexual dysfunction. These difficulties can lead to anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life. Many partners also experience psychological distress. An additional impact can be on the couple relationship, with changes to intimacy, and unmet psychosexual supportive needs in relation to sexual recovery and rehabilitation. The aim of this exploratory randomised controlled trial pilot study is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a novel family-relational-psychosexual intervention to support intimacy and reduce distress among couples following prostate cancer surgery and to estimate the efficacy of this intervention.

KeywordsAdjustment; Communication; Counselling; Couple; Functioning; Intervention; Prostate cancer; Psychological; Quality of life; Relationship; Sexual
Year2014
JournalTrials
Journal citation15 (1), pp. 1 - 10
PublisherBiomed Central Ltd
ISSN1745-6215
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-15-183
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84901676803
Open accessOpen access
Page range1 - 10
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
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© 2014 Robertson et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

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