Systematic Review: Prostate Cancer Survivorship and Psychosexual Care

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad


As a result of the above findings, a systematic review relating to literature on survivorship programmes for men with prostate cancer and psychosexual concerns was conducted. The search strategy aimed to identify all references related to prostate cancer survivorship programme components AND survivorship AND psychosexual concerns. The selection criteria specified papers must be related to primary research only. All secondary research apart from published systematic reviews or meta-analyses, were excluded. Search terms used were as follows: (Prostate cancer OR prostate neoplasms) AND (survivorship OR survivor*) OR (psychosexual impairment or sexual dysfunction or erectile dysfunction) AND (comorbidity or quality of life) (Fig. 100.1). The following databases were screened from 1984 to March 2014: CINAHL and MEDLINE (NHS Evidence), Cochrane, AMed, BNI, EMBASE, Health Business Elite, HMIC, PschINFO. In addition, searches using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and keywords were conducted using Cochrane databases. Primary research only was included in the systematic review. Two UK-based experts in survivorship care were consulted to identify any additional studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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