Intimacy-Enhancing Couples' Intervention for Localized Prostate Cancer

Condition: Prostate Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility, Sexuality

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT01982058

Sponsor: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has a primary diagnosis of localized prostate cancer (T1, T2, N=0 M=0, T3 N=0 M=0)
  • Patient had surgery or initiated radiation treatment (brachytherapy or external beam radiation) or began pre-radiation Androgen deprivation therapy within the past 12 months.
  • Patient is currently married or living with a partner, with relationship duration at least 1 year
  • Patient and partner live within a 1 hour commuting distance to recruitment site
  • Patient and partner read and speak English
  • Patient has an Impact of Events Scale (IES) score greater than or equal to 16 and/or partner has an IES score greater than or equal to 17.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient had a previous definitive treatment for prostate cancer
  • Patient has a concurrent diagnosis of another cancer (other than non-melanoma skin cancer)
  • Partner is diagnosed with cancer (other than non-melanoma skin cancer)
  • Patient or partner have a significant hearing impairment

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