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What are the unmet supportive care needs of men affected by penile cancer? A systematic review of the empirical evidence.

Paterson, Catherine; Primeau, Charlotte; Bowker, Mallory; Jensen, Bente; MacLennan, Steven; Yuan, Yuhong; N'Dow, James

Authors

Catherine Paterson

Charlotte Primeau

Mallory Bowker

Bente Jensen

Steven MacLennan

Yuhong Yuan

James N'Dow



Abstract

Purpose: To systematically evaluate evidence regarding the unmet supportive care needs of men affected by penile cancer and their partners to create a holistic model of care and inform clinical practice guidelines. Methods: We searched CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Embase, and the Cochrane Library (CCRT and CDSR) controlled trials databases and clinicaltrial.gov from 1990 to April 2020. This review was reported according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement. Results: 18 articles were included, reporting the results from 17 studies. Included reports used qualitative (seven studies) and survey (ten studies). Across these studies, men reported that the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of penile cancer affected physical, psychological and sexual well-being with each facet impacting and being intertwined with the other at varying degrees. There was varying complexity of unmet needs in men and partners pre-surgery, post-surgery and into survivorship. Conclusions: Moderate evidence exists that men affected by penile cancer experience a range of unmet supportive care needs across the international literature. Further work to evaluate the impact of penile cancer on partners is required.

Citation

PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C., BOWKER, M., JENSEN, B., MACLENNAN, S., YUAN, Y. and N'DOW, J. 2020. What are the unmet supportive care needs of men affected by penile cancer? A systematic review of the empirical evidence. European journal of oncology nursing [online], 48, article ID 101805. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101805

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 16, 2020
Online Publication Date Aug 14, 2020
Publication Date Oct 1, 2020
Deposit Date Aug 25, 2020
Publicly Available Date Aug 15, 2021
Journal European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Print ISSN 1462-3889
Electronic ISSN 1532-2122
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Article Number 101805
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101805
Keywords Penile cancer; Unmet needs; Systematic review; Supportive care; Evidence synthesis
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/957661

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