Age, health and education determine supportive care needs of men younger than 70 years with prostate cancer

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Show simple item record Smith, D Supramaniam, R King, MT Ward, J Berry, M Armstrong, B 2009-12-21T02:34:13Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007, 25 (18), pp. 2560 - 2566
dc.identifier.issn 0732-183X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: It is important to meet the supportive care needs of cancer patients to ensure their satisfaction with their care. A population-wide sample of men younger than 70 years and newly diagnosed with prostate cancer was surveyed to determine their unmet needs in five domains and the factors predicting them. Patients and Methods: Eligible men were younger than 70 years and residents in New South Wales, Australia, with newly diagnosed histopathologically confirmed prostate cancer. Sixty-seven percent of eligible men diagnosed between October 2000 and October 2001 participated. Demographic, treatment, and self-reported health data were collected. Information on cancer stage, grade, and prostate-specific antigen was obtained from medical records. Logistic regression analyses determined patient and treatment variables that predicted higher unmet needs. Results: More than half (54%) of men with prostate cancer expressed some level of unmet psychological need, and 47% expressed unmet sexuality needs. Nearly one fourth expressed a moderate or high level of unmet need with respect to changes in sexuality. Sexuality needs were independently predicted by being younger, having had a secondary school education only, having had surgery, and being married, living as married, or divorced. Uncertainty about the future was also an important area of unmet need. Conclusion: Attention should be given to sexual and psychological needs in the early months after diagnosis or treatment of prostate cancer, particularly in younger men, those with less education, and those having surgery. Research into better ways of meeting these needs will enable us to meet them with as much rigor as we meet clinical treatment needs.
dc.publisher American Society of Clinical Oncology
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1200/JCO.2006.09.8046
dc.title Age, health and education determine supportive care needs of men younger than 70 years with prostate cancer
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Clinical Oncology
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.volume 25
dc.journal.number 18 en_US
dc.publocation Alexandria, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 2560 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 2566 en_US BUS.Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.personcode 020118
dc.percentage 100 en_US Oncology and Carcinogenesis en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Prostate cancer, supportive care en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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