The impact of prostate cancer on men's everyday life

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604239
Title:
The impact of prostate cancer on men's everyday life
Authors:
Appleton, Lynda; Wyatt, Debbie; Perkins, Elizabeth; Parker, Claire; Crane, Julie; Jones, Audrey; Moorhead, Lynne; Brown, Vanessa; Wall, Christine; Pagett, Marie
Abstract:
Prostate cancer impacts on the daily lives of men, particularly their physical and emotional health, relationships and social life. This paper highlights how men cope with disease and treatment and the strategies they employ to manage their diagnosis alongside daily life. Twenty seven men were interviewed prior to radiotherapy and 6-8 and 12-18 months post radiotherapy, to explore how they managed their disease at different stages of their treatment pathway. A grounded theory approach was used to collect and analyse the data. Five main themes emerged: pathway to diagnosis; interpretation of the diagnosis; making sense of cancer in daily life; managing the impact of treatment and living with prostate cancer in the long-term. Prostate cancer was diagnosed using the PSA test, rectal examination and biopsy. Many men did not understand the consequences of a high PSA reading before they undertook the test. Painful investigative biopsies being viewed as the worst part of the disease experience. Radiotherapy was considered less invasive compared to other treatments, however preparatory regimes were often associated with stress and inconvenience. Men used various strategies to accommodate prostate cancer in the long-term, particularly when masculine identity was challenged as a result of bodily changes arising from treatment.
Affiliation:
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust; University of Chester; University of Liverpool; Aintree University Hospital; CWP NHS Trust; Hospice of the Good Shepherd; Liverpool John Moores University
Citation:
Appleton, L., Wyatt, D., Perkins, E., Parker, C., Crane, J., Jones, A., …Pagett, M. (2015). The impact of prostate cancer on men’s everyday life. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24(1), 71–84. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12233
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
European Journal of Cancer Care
Publication Date:
10-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604239
DOI:
10.1111/ecc.12233
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12233/full
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Appleton, L., Wyatt, D., Perkins, E., Parker, C., Crane, J., Jones, A., …Pagett, M. (2015). The impact of prostate cancer on men’s everyday life. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24(1), 71–84. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12233, which has been published in final format http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12233/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
EISSN:
1365-2354
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorAppleton, Lyndaen
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, Debbieen
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorParker, Claireen
dc.contributor.authorCrane, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Audreyen
dc.contributor.authorMoorhead, Lynneen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Vanessaen
dc.contributor.authorWall, Christineen
dc.contributor.authorPagett, Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01T16:02:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-01T16:02:01Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09-10en
dc.identifier.citationAppleton, L., Wyatt, D., Perkins, E., Parker, C., Crane, J., Jones, A., …Pagett, M. (2015). The impact of prostate cancer on men’s everyday life. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24(1), 71–84. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12233en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ecc.12233en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604239en
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Appleton, L., Wyatt, D., Perkins, E., Parker, C., Crane, J., Jones, A., …Pagett, M. (2015). The impact of prostate cancer on men’s everyday life. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24(1), 71–84. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12233, which has been published in final format http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12233/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivingen
dc.description.abstractProstate cancer impacts on the daily lives of men, particularly their physical and emotional health, relationships and social life. This paper highlights how men cope with disease and treatment and the strategies they employ to manage their diagnosis alongside daily life. Twenty seven men were interviewed prior to radiotherapy and 6-8 and 12-18 months post radiotherapy, to explore how they managed their disease at different stages of their treatment pathway. A grounded theory approach was used to collect and analyse the data. Five main themes emerged: pathway to diagnosis; interpretation of the diagnosis; making sense of cancer in daily life; managing the impact of treatment and living with prostate cancer in the long-term. Prostate cancer was diagnosed using the PSA test, rectal examination and biopsy. Many men did not understand the consequences of a high PSA reading before they undertook the test. Painful investigative biopsies being viewed as the worst part of the disease experience. Radiotherapy was considered less invasive compared to other treatments, however preparatory regimes were often associated with stress and inconvenience. Men used various strategies to accommodate prostate cancer in the long-term, particularly when masculine identity was challenged as a result of bodily changes arising from treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12233/fullen
dc.subjectprostate canceren
dc.subjectradiotherapyen
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.subjectmasculinityen
dc.subjectexperiencesen
dc.titleThe impact of prostate cancer on men's everyday lifeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2354en
dc.contributor.departmentThe Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust; University of Chester; University of Liverpool; Aintree University Hospital; CWP NHS Trust; Hospice of the Good Shepherd; Liverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Cancer Careen
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