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 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.
Psychosocial benefits, including improved mood and mental health, and increased quality of life, have been reported among men who routinely attend PCSG meetings
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.
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 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
Effective PCSG leadership is integral to sustaining groups and efficient meetings. Recognizing leadership qualities and strategic management of the groups as key factors…
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 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…