Impact of Psychosexual Care on Patient Health Related Quality of Life (QOL)

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad
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Abstract

Men who have radical prostatectomy experience greater stress on their relationships [1]. This could be due to being younger, and more sexually active. Age is a factor need to take into account, regardless of the pathway to be developed. Psychosexual concerns vary by age and by receipt of nerve sparing surgery [2]. If prostate cancer is contained within the prostate and has not spread outside, the operation can be conducted sparing the nerves for erections. In two retrospective cohort studies, men receiving nerve sparing surgery at age 39–54 were more likely than older men and men receiving non-nerve sparing surgery, to report erections firm enough for intercourse [3, 4].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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