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Supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer: A systematic review update

Prashar, J; Schartau, P; Murray, E; (2022) Supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer: A systematic review update. European Journal of Cancer Care , Article e13. 10.1111/ecc.13541. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Background: Prostate cancer is highly prevalent and impacts profoundly on patients' quality of life, leading to a range of supportive care needs. Methods: An updated systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative data using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA) reporting guidelines, to explore prostate cancer patients' experience of, and need for, supportive care. Five databases (Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, Emcare and ASSIA) were searched; extracted data were synthesised using Corbin and Strauss's ‘Three Lines of Work’ framework. Results: Searches identified 2091 citations, of which 105 were included. Overarching themes emerged under the headings of illness, everyday life and biographical work. Illness work needs include consistency and continuity of information, tailored to ethnicity, age and sexual orientation. Biographical work focused on a desire to preserve identity in the context of damaging sexual side effects. Everyday life needs centred around exercise and diet support and supportive relationships with partners and peers. Work-related issues were highlighted specifically by younger patients, whereas gay and bisexual men emphasised a lack of specialised support. Conclusion: While demonstrating some overarching needs common to most patients with prostate cancer, this review offers novel insight into the unique experiences and needs of men of different demographic backgrounds, which will enable clinicians to deliver individually tailored supportive care.

Type: Article
Title: Supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer: A systematic review update
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/ecc.13541
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13541
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 The Authors. European Journal of Cancer Care published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Keywords: Nursing, Rehabilitation, body image, patient information, prostate cancer, psychological, quality of life, supportive care, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, TREATMENT DECISION-MAKING, ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE, ANDROGEN DEPRIVATION, RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, LIVED EXPERIENCE, SOCIAL SUPPORT, INFORMATION, SURVIVORS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10142539
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