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Sexuality of Patients with Ovarian Cancer: Research Trends and Future Issues

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  • Matsui Rie
    Department of Nursing Science, Tenri Healthcare University
  • Seto Natsuko
    Faculty of Nursing/Graduate School of Nursing, Kansai Medical University

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  • 卵巣がん患者のセクシュアリティに関する研究の動向と今後の課題

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<p>Purpose: To clarify the global research trends and future directions on the sexuality of patients with ovarian cancer. Methods: Using PubMed, CINAHL, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi web version, articles published since 2000 were examined. Results: Thirty articles, primarily from Western countries, were analyzed. Japanese articles were not included. Research content was classified into “reality of sexual dysfunction and its influencing factors,” “reality of sexual activity and its influencing factors,” “relationship with partner and its influencing factors,” “changes in sexual attraction/body image and its influencing factors,” and “needs and care of/for patients regarding sexuality.” Discussion: Ovarian cancer is typically considered simply as a type of gynecological cancer, and studies that have focused on its uniqueness are lacking. The diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer can have long-term effects on the sexuality of any patients. It is therefore necessary to comprehensive nursing practices for sexuality according to the current situation of Japanese ovarian cancer patients. </p>

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