Accession Number : ADA480315


Title :   The Impact of Prostate Cancer Treatment-Related Symptoms on Low-Income Latino Couples


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Mar 2007-28 Feb 2008


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES


Personal Author(s) : Maliski, Sally L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a480315.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 271


Abstract : Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer among men in the United States, and Latinos are the most rapidly growing minority in the United States. Even when prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated early, there are a number of side effects that can have an impact on men's quality of life including erectile dysfunction, incontinence, and a diminished desire for sexual relations. Because of these treatment side effects, prostate cancer is often considered a couples' disease. The purpose of our study is to describe the impact of prostate cancer treatment-related symptoms on low-income Latino couples undergoing a radical prostatectomy. We will interview couples at three time points following the man's surgery. The men will be asked to complete a questionnaire that asks about urinary, bowel, sexual, and hormonal symptoms and one that asks about his relationship with his partner. The partner will be asked to complete the same relationship questionnaire. Couples will be interviewed by telephon.


Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS , *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , *HISPANICS , *PROSTATE CANCER , *QUESTIONNAIRES , THERAPY , QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS , CULTURE , INTERVIEWING


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE