“Innovations in the Treatment of Sexual Health Post Prostate Cancer Treatment: Comparing Mindfulness vs. CBT”
Up to 90% of men experience sexual difficulties after receiving treatment for prostate cancer (PC), which can negatively affect their intimate relationships and overall quality of life. In this randomized clinical trial, the investigators will assess and compare two evidence-based treatments, mindfulness-based therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for couples with sexual complaints following PC treatment to controls who will receive no intervention.
Behavioral - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Sessions consist of CBT tools as well as sex therapy techniques and education. The CBT treatment was adapted from the mindfulness-based treatment, but all mentions of mindfulness have been replaced with CBT principles. The therapeutic content presented in this treatment arm is manualized.
Behavioral - Mindfulness-Based Therapy
The mindfulness-based treatment was developed based on pre-existing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treatment groups for sexual dysfunction developed by Dr. Lori Brotto at the University of British Columbia Sexual Health Laboratory, mindfulness in Sex therapy and Intimate Relationships (MSIR) treatment group developed by Kocsis and Newbury-Helps (2016), and expert input. Sessions consist of mindfulness-based training as well as sex therapy techniques and education. The therapeutic content pr ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
Innovations in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and Couple Intimacy After Prostate Cancer: A Randomized Trial of Mindfulness Versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy