Research Study

The IMPPACT study: Intimacy and Mindfulness Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment
Principal Investigator 
Lori Brotto


Body Locations and Systems 
Prostate Cancer
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Jan 2, 2017 to Aug 31, 2018
Diamond Health Care Centre
Jennifer Bossio, Postdoctoral Fellow
604-875-4111 ext.62338
Purpose of Study 

Prostate cancer treatments are known to impact sexual lives of men and their partners. Although treatments do exist to help rehabilitate sexual functioning, approximately 50% of people stop using these treatments after 6 months. Researchers at UBC and the Prostate Cancer Centre are developing a new treatment using mindfulness-based therapy to help couples cope with the changes that prostate cancer bring to their lives.

recruitment poster


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Couples in which (at least) one member of the couple underwent a radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. 

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