Accession Number:

ADA443551

Title:

Incontinence Morbidity Following Radical Prostatectomy: Psychosocial Impact on African American and White Men

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2005

Corporate Author:

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL BEDFORD MA CENTER FOR HEALTH QUALITY OUTCOMES AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to characterize the impact of urinary incontinence following laparoscopic prostatectomy on psychosocial adaptation to prostate cancer and its treatment. A 90-minute telephone interview was completed with each of 6 men aged 50-60, and 61 to 75 years from a New England medical center. Data were analyzed using methods informed by grounded theory. Results indicated that men did not experience postoperative symptoms such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction to the degree experienced by men who have undergone radical prostatectomy. Men found they were able to adapt well to their experience with prostate cancer and its treatment.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE