Learning Objective 1: to understand the quality of life hold by prostate cancer patients after cancer therapy.
Learning Objective 2: to compare the Health related quality of life of Patients with Prostate Cancer between radical prostatectomy and Brachytherapy.
The purpose of this study was to compare the Health related quality of life of Patients with Prostate Cancer between radical prostatectomy and Brachytherapy.
This study applied comparison correlation design. All participants are over 40 years, conscious clear, and received one of treatment of prostate cancer. Instruments used by 1 hour pad test, and
Results: The results indicated that month post-treatment was positively correlated with urinary function (r=.23, p=.019) and sexual function (r=.43, p=<.001). Age was negatively correlated with bowel function (r=-.31, p=.001) and bowel bothers (r=-.22, p=.024). Data were analyzed by t-test for individual UCLA_PCI score. We identified the bowel and sexual function means revealed significant differences (t = 2.94, p= .004; t= -4.93, p< .001). All other variables were not revealed significant differences.
Study findings suggest that healthcare providers should better understanding of patients’ complication after treatment, and, ultimately, increase the quality of life for prostate cancer patients.
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