Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common side effects of prostate cancer (PC) treatment and may lead to changes in a relationship. The aim of this study was to identify sexual and/or relational problems and to investigate what kind of supportive care is preferred by patients and their partners. A cross-sectional survey was performed among men diagnosed with PC enrolled in active surveillance or treated with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy or hormonal therapy. If possible, partners were included as well. Out of 250 patients, 80,5% suffered from moderate to severe erectile complaints. Half of them (53,7%) was treated for ED and a great part was partially (30,7%) up to not satisfied (25,7%). Out of 168 partners, 50,6% found it difficult to cope with changes around sexuality. The majority of men (74,7%) preferred a standard consultation with a urologist-sexologist three months after treatment to discuss sexuality.

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Keywords erectile dysfunction, partners, prostate cancer, sexual counseling, sexual dysfunction, sexual health care
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13629-017-0172-5, hdl.handle.net/1765/103992
Journal Tijdschrift voor Urologie
Citation
Grondhuis Palacios, L.A, Krouwel, E.M, den Oudsten, B.L, Den Ouden, M.E.M, Kloens, G.J, van Duijn, G. (Grethe), … Elzevier, H.W. (2018). Seksuele disfunctie en relatieproblemen na prostaatkankerbehandeling: De gewenste zorg vanuit het oogpunt van patiënt en partner. Tijdschrift voor Urologie, 8(1), 2–9. doi:10.1007/s13629-017-0172-5