What couples say about their recovery of sexual intimacy after prostatectomy: toward the development of a conceptual model of couples' sexual recovery after surgery for prostate cancer.

@article{Wittmann2015WhatCS,
  title={What couples say about their recovery of sexual intimacy after prostatectomy: toward the development of a conceptual model of couples' sexual recovery after surgery for prostate cancer.},
  author={Daniela A Wittmann and Marsha T Carolan and Barbara Given and Ted A. Skolarus and Heather S Crossley and Lawrence An and Ganesh S. Palapattu and Patricia Clark and James E. Montie},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={494-504}
}
INTRODUCTION Interventions designed to help couples recover sexual intimacy after prostatectomy have not been guided by a comprehensive conceptual model. AIM We examined a proposed biopsychosocial conceptual model of couples' sexual recovery that included functional, psychological, and relational aspects of sexuality, surgery-related sexual losses, and grief and mourning as recovery process. METHODS We interviewed 20 couples preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. between 2010 and 2012… CONTINUE READING