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Titolo:
Altered sexual patterns after treatment for prostate cancer
Autore:
Bertero, C;
Indirizzi:
Univ Coll Hlth Sci, Halsohogskolan, S-55111 Jonkoping, Sweden Univ Coll Hlth Sci Jonkoping Sweden S-55111 n, S-55111 Jonkoping, Sweden Linkoping Univ, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Med & Care, Div Nursing Sci, Linkoping,Sweden Linkoping Univ Linkoping Sweden Care, Div Nursing Sci, Linkoping,Sweden
Titolo Testata:
CANCER PRACTICE
fascicolo: 5, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 245 - 251
SICI:
1065-4704(200109/10)9:5<245:ASPATF>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
QUALITY-OF-LIFE; ANATOMIC RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY; MEN; INCONTINENCE; EXPERIENCE; CARCINOMA; SYMPTOMS; THERAPY; POTENCY;
Keywords:
altered sexual patterns; interpretive phenomenology; prostate cancer; qualitative interview; sexual rehabilitation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
39
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bertero, C Univ Coll Hlth Sci, Halsohogskolan, Box 1038, S-55111 Jonkoping, Sweden Univ Coll Hlth Sci Box 1038 Jonkoping Sweden S-55111 g, Sweden
Citazione:
C. Bertero, "Altered sexual patterns after treatment for prostate cancer", CANCER PRAC, 9(5), 2001, pp. 245-251

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Study was to identify and describe the impactof prostate cancer and its treatment on men's sexuality and intimate relationships from the perspective of the men's lived experiences. DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY: Ten men diagnosed with prostate cancer were interviewed. Verbal transcripts were analyzed using an interpretive phenomenological approach based on Heidegger's philosophy. RESULTS: "Altered sexual patterns" was identified as the major theme, which in turn was influenced by five minor themes: choice of consequences; age affecting sexual life; hope of improvement; acceptance of altered sexual life; and image of manliness. Choice of consequences showed that survival is paramount, as interviewees often felt that they were choosing between deathor sexual dysfunction. Age affecting sexual life identified sexual dysfunction as caused by natural effects of aging. Hope of improvement showed thatseveral men hoped for improvement in sexual function, although it had beenyears since their treatment, Acceptance of altered sexual life illustratedthat the men often felt the need to accept their altered sex life, with their wives playing an important role in this acceptance. Finally, the theme image of manliness showed the men's attempts to acknowledge and cope with the changes in their self-image. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: It is important that healthcare professionals adopta comprehensive approach in communicating information about prostate cancer treatment choices and potential side effects that includes the patient and his partner. Communication and counselling about treatment options, potential side effects, and potential strategies to manage Side effects should be offered both at the time of diagnosis and at post-treatment follow-up.

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