Newswire (Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Received: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:49:06 PM CDT)

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Study Results from Leiden University in the Area of Prostate Cancer Reported (Written information material and availability of sexual health care for men experiencing sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment: An evaluation of Dutch ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology - Prostate Cancer. According to news reporting from Leiden, Netherlands, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Objective was to investigate content of written information material and availability of sexual health care for men experiencing sexual dysfunction (SD) after prostate cancer treatment. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among Dutch urology and radiotherapy departments to evaluate information materials and availability of sexual health care."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Leiden University, "Out of 71 eligible departments, 34 urology and 15 radiotherapy departments participated in the survey (response rate 69.0%). Fifty-nine brochures corresponding to 31 urology and 11 radiotherapy departments were analysed. In 88.1% of collected information material, sexual health was mentioned. Regarding extensiveness, 20.4% of the brochures contained extensive information, 50.8% moderate amount of information and 28.8% contained little or no information. Urology departments provided pre-treatment nurse consultations more often than radiotherapy departments. Sexual counselling was more frequently provided by urology departments. Urology departments were more aware of adequate referral possibilities. Information material provided by Dutch urology and radiotherapy departments does not address treatment-related SD routinely. Sexual health care is not available everywhere for men experiencing SD."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Applying a standard regarding content of sexual health in information material is recommended as well as improved awareness of referral possibilities and enhanced provision of pre-treatment nurse consultations for men experiencing SD after prostate cancer treatment."

For more information on this research see: Written information material and availability of sexual health care for men experiencing sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment: An evaluation of Dutch urology and radiotherapy departments. European Journal of Cancer Care, 2017;26(2):268-275. European Journal of Cancer Care can be contacted at: Wiley, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; European Journal of Cancer Care - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2354)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.A.G. Palacios, Leiden University, Medical Center, Dept. of Urol, Leiden, Netherlands. Additional authors for this research include E.M. Krouwel, M. Duijn, B.L. den Oudsten, M.E.M. den Ouden, H. Putter, R.C.M. Pelger and H.W. Elzevier (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

Keywords for this news article include: Leiden, Netherlands, Europe, Prostatic Neoplasms, Prostate Cancer, Radiotherapy, Oncology, Therapy, Urology, Leiden University.

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