Patient perception and treatment satisfaction related to curative therpies in localized prostate cancer Lokalize prostat kanserinde uygulanan küratif tedaviler ile İlgili hasta alg i̇laması ve tedavi memnuniyeti

Alkibay T., Acar C., SÖZEN T. S., GÜROCAK Ö. S., Kupeli B., Irkilata L., ...More

Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.32, no.4, pp.1043-1048, 2012 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2011-26686
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1043-1048
  • Keywords: Conformal, Patient satisfaction, Perception, Prostatectomy, Prostatic neoplasms, Radiotherapy
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To assess and compare the treatment perception and satisfaction of the patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) and external beam radiotherapy (RT) for localized prostate cancer. Material and Methods: The treatment decision, satisfaction and post-treatment parameters of 45 (53.5%) and 39 (46.5%) patients who underwent RRP and RT, respectively for localized prostate cancer between 2003 and 2008 were evaluated with a form consisting of 17 questions. The data obtained from these two groups were compared with each other. Results: The mean age of the patients who underwent RT and RRP were 72.12 ±5.41 and 62.63 ±8.46 years, respectively (p<0.001). Of patients, 68 (81%) declared that they were mostly satisfied with their treatment modalities. Fourteen (31.1%) cases in RRP and 17 (43.6%) cases in RT group thought that their cancer was not completely treated (p=0.200). When impotence, incontinence and bowel problems following both treatment modalities were considered, only bowel problems were detected more frequently in RT group group compared to RRP group (p=0.036). Fourteen (35.9%) patients in RT group and 21 (46.7%) patients in RRP group declared their overall health status as very good or perfect after the treatment (p=0.811). Conclusion: The vast majority of the patients who were treated with either RT or RRP for localized prostate cancer are satisfied with these treatments. © 2012 by Türkiye Klinikleri.