A pilot study of potential pre-operative barriers to couples' sexual recovery after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

@article{Wittmann2015APS,
  title={A pilot study of potential pre-operative barriers to couples' sexual recovery after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.},
  author={Daniela A Wittmann and Laurel L Northouse and Heather S Crossley and David Miller and Rodney L. Dunn and Jennifer Nidetz and Jeanne E. Montie and Mia Moyad and Katie Lavin and James E. Montie},
  journal={Journal of sex & marital therapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={155-68}
}
Prostate cancer affects couples' sexual intimacy, but men rarely use recommended proerectile aids. This mixed-methods study aimed to identify couples' preprostatectomy barriers to sexual recovery. Interviews about anticipated sexual recovery were paired with surveys: the Dyadic Assessment Scale, the Protective Buffering Scale, the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite, the Sexual Experience Questionnaire (men), and the Female Sexual Function Index. Potential barriers were derived using… CONTINUE READING
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