What it would take for men to attend and benefit from support groups after prostatectomy for prostate cancer: a problem-solving approach.

@article{Zhang2008WhatIW,
  title={What it would take for men to attend and benefit from support groups after prostatectomy for prostate cancer: a problem-solving approach.},
  author={Amy Y. Zhang and Joseph D Galanek and Gerald J Strauss and Laura A. Siminoff},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={97-112}
}
Twenty-nine incontinent prostate cancer patients learned Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises through biofeedback and were randomly assigned to a control group or a support group entailing six meetings over 3 months. The obtained consent rate (50%) is much higher than the previously reported rate for men (13%). The reasons for refusal were mainly due to actual barriers (48%) and less frequently due to psychological concerns (10.3%). Most support group participants (71.5%) attended five to six group… CONTINUE READING