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Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies

Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common and distressing side effects of prostate cancer. Despite being a critical survivorship care issue, there is a clear gap in knowledge surrounding the optimal treatment of sexual dysfunction in men with prostate cancer. This project examines whether exercise aids in the management of sexual dysfunction and explores if an integrated treatment model incorporating pharmacological, exercise and psychosexual therapies maximises improvement in sexual health.

  • Inclusion criteria: Concerned by your sexual wellbeing; prior/current treatment for prostate cancer including prostatectomy, radiotherapy or ADT
  • Exclusion criteria: Non-nerve sparing prostatectomy; > 6 months since prostatectomy or completion of radiotherapy or ADT; incontinence defined as requiring the use of > 1 pad in a 24-hour period
  • Sites available: Joondalup, Mt Lawley, Crawley, Fremantle and Murdoch.
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