Australia has one of the highest rates of prostate cancer in the world. Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) for high risk prostate cancer increases survival but has debilitating physical, psychological, sexual and metabolic side effects impacting quality of life. Using a mixed-methods exploratory sequential approach, this project designs, tests and evaluates a nurse-led survivorship intervention by ascertaining: What are the key survivorship issues for men on ADT and what components of a men-centred survivorship intervention would be effective, acceptable and feasible. Qualitative and quantitative data will be triangulated to provide a comprehensive understanding of the effects of the pilot intervention on participants, providing a picture as to the acceptability and feasibility of an intervention directly translatable into clinical practice.
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