The educational and psychological needs of men with prostate cancer

Patients and partners differ in how their information needs develop. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: The third component is the Health Service Utilization Questionnaire HSUQdesigned to assess the type and quantity of health services used by patients. In Malaysia, The Asian Pacific Prostate Society 3 reported that there were estimated cases with mortality cases which accounts as the second most common form of cancer among Malaysian Indian men.

The findings were similar to the study by Jacobs-Lawson et al. The American Cancer Society 2 estimated about one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The ultimate goal of this research was to conduct a needs assessment to identify the met and unmet supportive needs of patients with prostate cancer at the Urology Clinic of Sarawak General Hospital and to identify the usage of the supportive care services that are available in this hospital.

Increasingly, there is recognition that lifestyle factors correlate with the risk of late pelvic symptoms after prostate cancer treatment Thomas et al, and can have an impact on men's overall survival Kenfield et al, Psychological support from the relevant qualified health personnel is also equally important because it will help the patients to cope with psychological and emotional stress.

Similar results were found for respondents with known stages of cancer where higher unmet needs where found for all domains compared to their counterpart. NC Ling; V Data analysis and interpretation: Through answering those questions, the respondents reported their use of different types of healthcare services such as social services, emergency services, specialist care, and diagnostic tests services.

Different information is needed during time of diagnosis, during treatment period and even post treatment period. Data collection was carried out between December and February No significant differences emerged in the number of moderate to severe QoL symptoms between men with prostate vs other types of cancer, 4.

However, due to the limited time given and the conduciveness of the consultation room, many of these patients were unable to fulfil their needs. The total responsive rate was The symptoms occur in response to an identifiable psychosocial stressor e. All registered patients with prostate cancer in the Urology Clinic were eligible to participate in the study.

Some of the important aspects in supportive care include social care, the need for information, psychological support and spiritual needs can improve emotional and functional adjustment and symptoms and quality of life and may contribute to increased survival 8.

The supportive care needs for prostate cancer patients in Sarawak

Cancer patients also have significant needs related to existing co-morbidity, uncertainty about their prognosis and the stigma associated with cancer 5.

Nine variables relating to supportive nursing care across the disease journey were introduced to the final analysis to assess whether men's experience of nursing care could explain any variation over and above that explained by the initial models.

The most frequently used healthcare services identified by the respondents were the physician specialist of Cancer anxiety and attitudes toward mammography among screening attenders, nonattenders, and women never invited.

J Appl Soc Psychol 23 Accepted for publication Nov 30, Prof Psychol 31 2: Less educated men with prostate cancer and partners developed their needs closer to the time after diagnosis than those with higher education.

An Exploratory Study on the Information Needs of Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Partners

Patients have various needs during the diagnostic, treatment, follow-up and palliative phases 6. Patients obtain source of information regarding their disease and treatments during their consultation time with the doctors.

This is not uncommon because routine treatment and follow up would require them to meet their physicians.

Psychosocial Needs Assessment of Prostate Cancer Patients at an Urban Academic Cancer Center

When specific cutoff scores were tested to maximize sensitivity and specificity, no single cutoff that maximized the accuracy of classification was discovered.

Our urologists may also take prostate tissue samples for conducting a prostate biopsy. The impact of prostate cancer therapy on men has been well defined, however, explanation of the consequences of cancer treatment has not been modelled against the wider variables of long-term health-care provision.

J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr Respondents might not aware that they can obtain these services through their healthcare providers.

Among prostate cancer patients, identifying patient needs for psychosocial intervention can be critical to preserving quality of life QoLand in turn, ensuring optimal medical care, follow up, and outcomes.

Their mean age was 70 years and most were married and well-educated. Studies indicate that men with prostate cancer MPC adopt passive roles in cancer management; however, increasing public awareness of prostate cancer and advocacy by MPC and their allies suggest otherwise.We identified men with untreated prostate cancer at the Vancouver Prostate Centre between February and March who agreed to attend our education session.

The session consisted of a didactic presentation covering the biology of prostate cancer, treatment options, and side-effects, followed by a private joint session with a urologist. Apr. 2, — Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in men worldwide, according to numbers.

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2, — Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in men worldwide, according to. In an 8-week study of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer, 94 patients were randomly assigned to a weekly group intervention by telephone and 95 to usual care with minimally enhanced patient education.

The hour telephone sessions were manualized and included short meditations. We identified men with untreated prostate cancer at the Vancouver Prostate Centre between February and March who agreed to attend our education session.

The session consisted of a didactic presentation covering the biology of prostate cancer, treatment options, and side-effects, followed by a private joint session with a urologist and. More than half (54%) of men with prostate cancer expressed some level of unmet psychological need, and 47% expressed unmet sexuality needs.

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Nearly one fourth expressed a moderate or high level of unmet need with respect to changes in sexuality.

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