Last updated on December 2018

Health Gatherings - For Your Health After Cancer


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Malignant neoplasm of prostate | Genitourinary Neoplasms | Genital Neoplasms | Male | Male genital organ disease NOS | Prostatic disorder
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age;
  • Hispanic/Latino self-identification;
  • Spanish speakers (including bilinguals who express interest in a Spanish-based psychosocial intervention);
  • Primary diagnosis of localized prostate cancer (T1-T3, N0, M0);
  • Surgical or radiation treatment (e.g., external beam, brachytherapy, proton) approximately 4- to 24-mos. prior to taking part in this study;
  • Moderate or severe erectile and/or urinary dysfunction (score of 0-45 on the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite [EPIC]-Short Form Sexual Summary [EPIC-S], and/or a score of 0-69 on the EPIC-Short Form urinary domain [EPIC-UIN] for individual's who received surgical treatment. A score of 0-80 on the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite [EPIC]-Short Form Sexual Summary [EPIC-S], and/or a score of 0-80 on the EPIC-Short Form urinary domain [EPIC-UIN] for individual's who received radiation treatment);
  • Some patients with prior inpatient psychiatric treatment for severe mental illness or overt signs of severe psychopathology (e.g., psychosis) may be enrolled, per P.I. discretion, based on a case-by-case review;
  • Willingness to be randomized and followed for approximately 12 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of non-skin cancer;
  • Prior inpatient psychiatric treatment for severe mental illness or overt signs of severe psychopathology (e.g., psychosis) within the past six months, as these conditions can interfere with adequate participation in our experimental conditions may be exclusionary, per P.I. discretion, based on a case-by-case review;
  • Active alcohol dependence within the past six months may be exclusionary, per P.I. discretion, based on a case-by-case review;
  • Active substance dependence within the past six months may be exclusionary, per P.I. discretion, based on a case-by-case review; and
  • Acute or chronic immune system medical conditions, medications or conditions that impact immune and endocrine function (e.g., CFS, Lupus, Hepatitis C, or immunosuppressive treatment requiring conditions).
  • Individuals scoring > 3 on the SPMSQ will be excluded.

Recruitment Status: Open


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