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|Title:||A randomised, wait-list controlled trial: evaluation of a cognitive-behavioural group intervention on psycho-sexual adjustment for men with localised prostate cancer.|
|Epworth Authors:||Costello, Anthony|
|Other Authors:||Siddons, H. M.|
|Keywords:||Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Epworth, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.|
UroRenal & Vascular Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cancer of the Prostate
Quality of Life
|Publisher:||Wiley Online Library|
|Citation:||Psychooncology. 2013 Oct;22(10):2186-92.|
|Abstract:||OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) group intervention to facilitate improved psycho-sexual adjustment to treatment side effects in prostate cancer survivors post-radical prostatectomy. METHODS: A randomised, wait-list controlled trial was conducted with a total of 60 men who participated in a manualised 8-week cognitive-behavioural group intervention 6 months to 5 years post-radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancer. Participants completed standardised questionnaires pre-intervention and post-intervention, which assessed mood state, stress, general and prostate cancer anxiety, quality of life and areas of sexual functioning. RESULTS: Paired samples t-tests identified a significant improvement in sexual confidence, masculine self-esteem, sexual drive/relationship and a significant decline in sexual behaviour from pre-intervention to post-intervention. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that after controlling for covariates, participation in the group intervention significantly improved sexual confidence, sexual intimacy, masculine self-esteem and satisfaction with orgasm. CONCLUSIONS: This group-based CBT intervention for men post-radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancer shows promising results in terms of improving quality of life.|
|Affiliated Organisations:||Department of Urology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.|
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial|
|Appears in Collections:||Cancer Services|
Epworth Prostate Centre
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