Intimacy-Enhancing Couples' Intervention for Localized Prostate Cancer

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Intimacy-Enhancing Couples' Intervention for Localized Prostate Cancer

The proposed study has two primary aims.
Aim 1: To evaluate the impact of an Intimacy-Enhancing Couples' intervention (IEC) versus a General Health and Wellness Intervention (GHW) and a Usual care control (UC) on patient and partner psychological and relationship outcomes.
Aim 1a.: To determine whether relationship length, pre-intervention relationship satisfaction, and men's pre-intervention masculinity moderate the effects of IEC on couples' psychological and relationship outcomes.
Aim 2: To evaluate whether IEC has an effect on couples' communication and intimacy when compared with GHW and UC and to determine whether changes in relationship communication and intimacy mediate changes in couples' psychological and relationship outcomes.

Protocol Number131023
Principal InvestigatorSharon Manne
ScopeNational
Applicable Disease SitesProstate
Participating InstitutionsHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Garden State Urology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
NJ Medical School

For further information on this clinical trial, please contact us at 732-235-8675 or cinjclinicaltrials@umdnj.edu.