Systematic reviews are a key part of our work to support evidence-based prostate cancer survivorship care.
In 2016 we commenced a systematic review to identify psychosocial and psychosexual interventions for men with prostate cancer and the components of these interventions that are most effective. We have reviewed the research up to January 2017 and will integrate expert opinion to develop clear guidelines for care.
In 2016 we undertook an invited systematic review of the relationship between masculinity, erectile dysfunction and psychosocial or quality of life outcomes after prostate cancer was completed and published in 2016.
Chambers SK, Chung E, Wittert GA, Hyde MK. Erectile dysfunction, masculinity, and psychosocial outcomes: a review of the experiences of men after prostate cancer treatment. Transl Androl Urol (TAU). 2016. doi:10.21037/tau.2016.08.12
A systematic review of the impact of masculinity on men’s quality of life, emotional well-being and adjustment across the prostate cancer continuum, from diagnosis to end-of-life is in progress.
A critical review of the psychosocial and psychosexual outcomes of partners and caregivers of men diagnosed with prostate cancer is in planning and will commence in 2017. Results of the review will underpin a PhD and inform development of an individually-focused intervention for partners.