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Living with prostate cancer: Psychosocial problems, supportive care needs and social support groups

Voerman, A. E., 2015, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 198 p.

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  • Albert Elias Voerman
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of male cancer worldwide. In this study among 238 men with prostate cancer we made an analysis of the quality of life and psychosocial problems of men with prostate cancer, their need for specialized oncological care and the evaluation of a supportive care program. The men in our sample reported a high quality of life, but also psychosocial problems were found. The main problems were anxiety and psychosocial problems related to incontinence and erectile problems such as lower self esteem and social problems including the spousal relationship. Men with metastasis have an increased risk of developing depression. The need for supportive care such as educational meetings or a support group was expressed by more than half of our sample. However, a small proportion of men with prostate cancer actually participated in any form of supportive care. In our study, forty eight men participated in different formats of a supportive care program of seven sessions every other week covering topics as the experiences in the hospital, sharing information, sexuality, dealing physical limitations, coping with emotions. The supportive care program was evaluated as very positive and contributed to a better adjustment to the disease and it’s consequences.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
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Award date2-Dec-2015
Place of Publication[Groningen]
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Print ISBNs978-90-367-8335-4
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-8334-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
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