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dc.contributor.authorEttridge, KA
dc.contributor.authorBowden, JA
dc.contributor.authorChambers, SK
dc.contributor.authorSmith, DP
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, M
dc.contributor.authorEvans, SM
dc.contributor.authorRoder, D
dc.contributor.authorMiller, CL
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T13:07:39Z
dc.date.available2019-06-19T13:07:39Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0961-5423
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ecc.12790
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/377201
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to provide in‐depth insight into men's experiences of prostate cancer, specifically: perceived stigma and self‐blame, social isolation, unmet need and help‐seeking. A qualitative descriptive approach was used. Semi‐structured interviews were undertaken with 20 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, and thematic analysis was undertaken. Some participants perceived a stigma associated with prostate cancer and cancer in general, which sometimes acted as a barrier to disclosure. Self‐blame and internalisation of cause was not a prominent issue. Participants’ descriptions of emotional distress, social isolation and anxiety demonstrated the impact of prostate cancer. Social isolation was most commonly reported as a physical consequence of treatment and/or side effects. Participants felt both support and ongoing care were limited at post‐treatment. Most did not seek or receive help for emotional or psychosocial problems from a formal source due to anticipated awkwardness, autonomous coping, not burdening others, unwanted sympathy and retaining privacy. Prostate cancer can cause considerable emotional and social burden for some men, and many are unlikely to seek or receive help. Men, and their support networks, require active encouragement throughout diagnosis, treatment and follow‐up to overcome barriers and access additional support, particularly for sexual, emotional and psychosocial issues.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto12
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.title"Prostate cancer is far more hidden�: Perceptions of stigma, social isolation and help?seeking among men with prostate cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorSmith, David


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