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dc.contributor.authorMcNamee, Phillipen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Alanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBollina, Prasaden_UK
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Janeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcNamee, Philipen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, Gerryen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHubbard, Gillen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, S Alanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBollina, Prasad Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Danielen_UK
dc.contributor.authorForbat, Lizen_UK
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Surgery for prostate cancer can result in distressing side effects such as sexual difficulties, which are associated with lower levels of dyadic functioning. The study developed and tested an intervention to address sexual, relational, and emotional aspects of the relationship after prostate cancer by incorporating elements of family systems theory and sex therapy. Aims: To develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of relational psychosexual treatment for couples with prostate cancer, determine whether a relational-psychosexual intervention is feasible and acceptable for couples affected by prostate cancer, and determine the parameters for a full-scale trial. Methods: Forty-three couples were recruited for this pilot randomized controlled trial and received a six-session manual-based psychosexual intervention or usual care. Outcomes were measured before, after, and 6 months after the intervention. Acceptability and feasibility were established from recruitment and retention rates and adherence to the manual. Main Outcome Measures: The primary outcome measurement was the sexual bother subdomain of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the 15-item Systemic Clinical Outcome and Routine Evaluation (SCORE-15) were used to measure emotional and relational functioning, respectively. Results: The intervention was feasible and acceptable. The trial achieved adequate recruitment (38%) and retention (74%) rates. The intervention had a clinically and statistically significant effect on sexual bother immediately after the intervention. Small decreases in anxiety and depression were observed for the intervention couples, although these were not statistically significant. Practitioners reported high levels of adherence to the manual. Conclusion: The clinically significant impact on sexual bother and positive feedback on the study's feasibility and acceptability indicate that the intervention should be tested in a multicenter trial. The SCORE-15 lacked specificity for this intervention, and future trials would benefit from a couple-focused measurement.en_UK
dc.relationRobertson J, McNamee P, Molloy G, Hubbard G, McNeill SA, Bollina PR, Kelly D & Forbat L (2016) Couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Results of a feasibility pilot randomized control trial, Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13 (8), pp. 1233-1242.
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Robertson J, McNamee P, Molloy G, Hubbard G, McNeill SA, Bollina PR, Kelly D & Forbat L (2016) Couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Results of a feasibility pilot randomized control trial, Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13 (8), pp. 1233-1242. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.05.013 © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectCouple Therapyen_UK
dc.subjectFamily Systemsen_UK
dc.subjectProstate Canceren_UK
dc.subjectPsychosexual Supporten_UK
dc.subjectSex Therapyen_UK
dc.subjectSexual Functionen_UK
dc.titleCouple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Results of a feasibility pilot randomized control trialen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[RiPSToP Model Manual Paper for JFT_R1 RMS (2).pdf] : Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Sexual Medicineen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationDementia Studiesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNational University of Ireland - Galwayen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationWestern General Hospitalen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationWestern General Hospitalen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCardiff Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationFaculty of Social Scienceen_UK
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