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Supportive care needs of men living with prostate cancer in England: a national survey.

Supportive care needs of men living with prostate cancer in England: a national survey.
Supportive care needs of men living with prostate cancer in England: a national survey.
Men with prostate cancer have various treatment options depending upon their stage of disease, age and presence of comorbidity. However, these treatments typically induce side effects, which generate currently ill-defined supportive care needs. This study examined the supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer within England. A postal questionnaire survey was conducted in six acute NHS Trusts. Seven hundred and forty-one men with prostate cancer participated. They had been diagnosed 3-24 months prior to the survey and had received various treatments. Men surveyed had specific and significant unmet supportive care needs. Areas of greatest need are related to psychological distress, sexuality-related issues and management of enduring lower urinary tract symptoms. High levels of psychological distress were reported, and those reporting psychological distress reported greater unmet supportive care needs. Unmet sexuality-related need was highest in younger men following radical prostatectomy. Lower urinary tract symptoms were almost universal in the sample. Perceived quality of life varied; men unsure of their remission status reported lowest quality of life. Psychological distress impacts significantly on perceived unmet need and is currently not being assessed or managed well in men living with prostate cancer in England
prostate cancer, lower urinary tract symptoms, quality of life, supportive care need
0007-0920
1903-1909
Ream, E.
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Quennell, A.
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Fincham, L.
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Faithfull, S.
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Khoo, V.
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Wilson-Barnett, J.
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Richardson, A.
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Ream, E., Quennell, A., Fincham, L., Faithfull, S., Khoo, V., Wilson-Barnett, J. and Richardson, A. (2008) Supportive care needs of men living with prostate cancer in England: a national survey. British Journal of Cancer, 98 (12), 1903-1909. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6604406).

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Men with prostate cancer have various treatment options depending upon their stage of disease, age and presence of comorbidity. However, these treatments typically induce side effects, which generate currently ill-defined supportive care needs. This study examined the supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer within England. A postal questionnaire survey was conducted in six acute NHS Trusts. Seven hundred and forty-one men with prostate cancer participated. They had been diagnosed 3-24 months prior to the survey and had received various treatments. Men surveyed had specific and significant unmet supportive care needs. Areas of greatest need are related to psychological distress, sexuality-related issues and management of enduring lower urinary tract symptoms. High levels of psychological distress were reported, and those reporting psychological distress reported greater unmet supportive care needs. Unmet sexuality-related need was highest in younger men following radical prostatectomy. Lower urinary tract symptoms were almost universal in the sample. Perceived quality of life varied; men unsure of their remission status reported lowest quality of life. Psychological distress impacts significantly on perceived unmet need and is currently not being assessed or managed well in men living with prostate cancer in England

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Published date: June 2008
Keywords: prostate cancer, lower urinary tract symptoms, quality of life, supportive care need

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Local EPrints ID: 69375
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69375
ISSN: 0007-0920
PURE UUID: 380d9d3e-1f1a-4ee0-96e6-332ad32619d9
ORCID for A. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3127-5755

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Date deposited: 11 Nov 2009
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 01:41

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Author: E. Ream
Author: A. Quennell
Author: L. Fincham
Author: S. Faithfull
Author: V. Khoo
Author: J. Wilson-Barnett
Author: A. Richardson ORCID iD

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