Study Findings

  • plant Sustainability

    Early on in the study we noted that the groups often struggled and some groups had stopped meeting; while others were enduring, meeting regularly, and attracting large numbers of attendees.

  • Prostate Cancer Test Small Prostate Cancer Support Groups & Canadian Healthcare Practitioners

    Prostate cancer is becoming a chronic rather than terminal illness. As such, the demand for psychosocial support programs and their families is rising.

  • humor Humour

    Psychosocial benefits, including improved mood and mental health, and increased quality of life, have been reported among men who routinely attend PCSG meetings

  • women-and-prostate Women & Support Groups

    Women influence their spouses’ experiences of prostate cancer, and are also significantly affected by living with a partner who has prostate cancer.

  • health-promotion Health Promotion

    There is strong evidence that men are reluctant to engage with health promotion programs; typically men react to severe symptoms rather than attempt to maintain their health…

  • health-literacy Health Literacy

    Health literacy refers to the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions

  • leadership Leadership

    Effective PCSG leadership is integral to sustaining groups and efficient meetings. Recognizing leadership qualities and strategic management of the groups as key factors…

  • couples Couples & Prostate Cancer

    Many challenges can accompany prostate cancer for men and their families. Based on interviews with 15 heterosexual couples who attend PCSGs we learned…

  • women-mens-health Women on Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer

    There is consensus that overall, compared to men, women are more competent in health matters and more likely to be engage health care services…