Newswire (Published: Thursday, July 18, 2019, Received: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:50:45 PM CDT)

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2019 JUL 18 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at NewsRx Hematology Daily -- Data detailed on Surgery - Prostatectomy have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Cardiff, United Kingdom, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “A qualitative systematic review was carried out to identify men’s perceptions of the impact of the physical consequences of a radicalized prostatectomy on their quality of life (QOL). The review included men of all ages and nationalities who had radicalized prostatectomy as treatment for all stages of prostate cancer.”

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Cardiff University, “Inclusion criteria were studies that investigated the physical consequences of radicalized prostatectomy and its impact on QOL and life experience as identified by the men and the psychosocial implications of the identified physical consequences of radicalized prostatectomy as identified by the men. A search across six databases aimed to find English language studies (November 2017). Critical appraisal was conducted using the Joanna Briggs Institute critical appraisal instrument for qualitative studies. Nineteen qualitative studies were included and the findings are presented as five aggregated qualitative syntheses.Urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction are significant side-effects of radicalized prostatectomy that have a negative impact on men’s QOL for which they feel ill prepared. Men are often reluctant to discuss their emotions and therefore the need to create suitable opportunities for them to express their feelings in conjunction with appropriate evidence-based emotional support and advice is pivotal to the development of support interventions.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “This review highlights the importance of men being made aware of the impact the physical effects that radicalized prostatectomy can have on their QOL and that those who select radicalized prostatectomy as a treatment strategy must be provided with appropriate information and support from healthcare professionals.”

For more information on this research see: Men’s perceptions of the impact of the physical consequences of a radical prostatectomy on their quality of life: a qualitative systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 2019;17():S41-S42. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare can be contacted at: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - http://www.wiley.com/; International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1744-1609)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Edwards, School of Healthcare Sciences, The Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1097/xeb.0000000000000192. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

The publisher of the International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare can be contacted at: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA.

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