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An online psychological intervention can improve the sexual satisfaction of men following treatment for localized prostate cancer: outcomes of a randomised controlled trial evaluating My Road Ahead

Wootten, Addie C., Meyer, Denny, Abbott, Jo-Anne M., Chisholm, Katherine, Austin, David W., Klein, Britt, McCabe, Marita, Murphy, Declan G. and Costello, Anthony J. 2016, An online psychological intervention can improve the sexual satisfaction of men following treatment for localized prostate cancer: outcomes of a randomised controlled trial evaluating My Road Ahead, Psycho-oncology, In press, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1002/pon.4244.

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Title An online psychological intervention can improve the sexual satisfaction of men following treatment for localized prostate cancer: outcomes of a randomised controlled trial evaluating My Road Ahead
Author(s) Wootten, Addie C.
Meyer, Denny
Abbott, Jo-Anne M.
Chisholm, Katherine
Austin, David W.ORCID iD for Austin, David W. orcid.org/0000-0002-1296-3555
Klein, Britt
McCabe, Marita
Murphy, Declan G.
Costello, Anthony J.
Journal name Psycho-oncology
Season In press
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2016-09-26
ISSN 1057-9249
1099-1611
Keyword(s) online intervention
prostate cancer
psychological intervention
sexual outcomes
Summary BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer treatment often results in significant psycho-sexual challenges for men following treatment; however, many men report difficulty in accessing appropriate care.

METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was undertaken to assess the efficacy of a 10-week self-guided online psychological intervention called My Road Ahead (MRA) for men with localized prostate cancer in improving sexual satisfaction. Participants were randomized to 1 of 3 conditions MRA alone or MRA plus online forum, or forum access alone. Pre, post, and follow-up assessments of overall sexual satisfaction were conducted. Mixed models and structural equation modeling were used to analyze the data.

RESULTS: One hundred forty-two men (mean age 61 y; SD = 7) participated. The majority of participants had undergone radical prostatectomy (88%) and all men had received treatment for localized prostate cancer. Significant differences were obtained for the 3 groups (P = .026) and a significant improvement in total sexual satisfaction was observed only for participants who were allocated to MRA + forum with a large effect size (P = .004, partial η2  = 0.256). Structural equation modeling indicated that increases in sexual function, masculine self-esteem, and sexual confidence contributed significantly to overall sexual satisfaction for the MRA + forum plus forum condition.

CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first, to our knowledge, that has evaluated a self-guided online psychological intervention tailored to the specific needs of men with prostate cancer. The findings indicate the potential for MRA to deliver support that men may not otherwise receive and also highlight the importance of psychological intervention to facilitate improved sexual outcomes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/pon.4244
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1112 Oncology And Carcinogenesis
1701 Psychology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30092729

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Psychology
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