Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial
Restore: Improving Sexual Outcomes of Gay and Bisexual Prostate Cancer Survivors
Development and evaluation of an online intervention addressing sexual functioning in MSM after prostate cancer treatment.
This study advances research in three areas.
First, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men with documented disparities, yet it is severely under-researched. Because gay sex differs from vaginal sex, physiologically; the results from 614 studies focused on heterosexual men likely do not generalize to gay and bisexual men(GBM) with prostate cancer. There have been no rehabilitation studies specific to GBM survivors of prostate cancer, so clinicians have no relevant studies to inform best practice with their GBM patients.
Second, most prostate cancer studies have tested one or rehabilitation components. The investigators will conduct the first treatment study of a state of clinical practice comprehensive rehabilitation program on GBM's quality of life, including on both urinary and sexual function and bother measures.
Third, almost all prostate cancer studies have focused on men recently treated for prostate cancer.
The long-term objective of this research is to improve the health of gay and bisexual survivors of Prostate cancer and to provide an evidence base for rehabilitation. The Investigators will develop an online rehabilitation program tailored for GBM that addresses both the sexual and urinary effects of prostate cancer treatment. In addition, The Investigators will conduct a comparative recruitment study to identify best methods to recruit 450 GBM with Prostate cancer.
Finally, the Investigators will evaluate the effects of the tailored rehabilitation program on sexual and urinary outcomes. The Investigators will conduct a 24 month, randomized controlled trial of structured rehabilitation versus routine care. The Investigators will study both GBM recently treated (last 2 years) and GBM post-treatment (2+ years), using a stratified design. This randomized control trial will identify whether a structured rehabilitation program is effective in addressing the major sexual and urinary problems caused by Prostate cancer treatment. As the first treatment study to focus on GBM with Prostate cancer (and also on oral and anal sex), it addresses a long-standing health disparity.
The study has high potential to transform rehabilitation for GBM with Prostate cancer, provide a critical evidence base for clinicians, and inform rehabilitation outcomes for all Prostate cancer survivors.
Gay or Bisexual Men, defined as a biological adult male, who by self-report, has had sex with a man.
Treated for prostate cancer, defined as (i) having been diagnosed with prostate cancer and measured by being able to report a Prostate- Specific Antigen and Gleason score; and (ii) treated by radical prostatectomy, radiation or systemically.
Has recent problems with sexual and/or urinary function, by self-report. This is measured by a screener item(s) asking the enrollee to describe their current function (last 4 weeks) and validated by nurse interview.
Living in the US (including territories) as measured by valid US zip code
A unique, validated individual, as measured by our published de-duplication and cross-validation protocols,230-232 and confirmed by video or phone interview.
No Nerve Sparing and Salvage therapy.
Medical contraindications as determined by investigators at screening
Heavy smoking: more than 10 cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, snuff pipe or similar product on an average day (screened over last 7 days)
Heavy alcohol use: more than 4 drinks per day, on two or more days, last 7 days
Participation is limited to English speakers/readers since intervention materials and surveys are in English.
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Minneapolis Minnesota, 55454, United States
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