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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 382-389

Development of booklet on male sexual dysfunction, its measures and assessing its impact on knowledge of patients with urological cancers

1 Nursing Department, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Nursing Department, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Navi Mumbai, India
3 Department of Urology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
4 Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing, S. N. D. T University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Meera Sharad Achrekar
Professor and Assistant Nursing Superintendent Tata Memorial Centre, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Sector 22, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.196495

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Objective: Urological cancer and its surgeries have great impact on male sexuality which could have physical or emotional consequences. In India, speaking openly about the sexual matter is a taboo and an aspect considered forbidden. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to develop an information booklet about male sexual dysfunction and assess its impact on knowledge of patients with urological cancers. Methods: Information booklet was developed after literature review, and its content validity was established. Reliability of the questionnaire was 0.95. A randomized control trail using pre- and post-test design was used for 30 male urological cancer patients and was assigned to experimental group (15) who received information booklet and control group (15) who received standard treatment. Subjects in the experimental group were provided with opinionnaire during posttest. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In experimental group, 40% of the subjects were ≤ 40 years, whereas 27% in the control group (P = 0.699). The pre- and post-mean difference score was significantly higher in experimental group (mean difference - 5) than control group (mean difference - 0.4). All subjects (100%) opined that the information booklet was useful, adequate, self-explanatory, sequential, and clear. Conclusions: Information in the booklet will help subjects to understand the common sexual problems after urological surgeries and help them to cope with the problems, thereby improving their quality of life.

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