Physiotherapist-guided Pelvic floor muscle therapy: Referral behaviours of urologists for radical prostatectomy patients

Laura Andrews, Kerstin Mcpherson, Simone O'Shea, Irmina Nahon

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstract

Abstract

Objective: In Australia, prostate cancer is the second highest cause of cancer related deaths in males. The most effective treatment for localised is radical prostatectomy, however a common complication of this surgery is post prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPI). Current literature indicates that pelvic floor muscle therapy (PFMT) is beneficial in reducing the impact of PPI, and additionally, direct referral from a specialist is integral in facilitating timely service access. However, no streamlined referral procedures exist for urologists wanting to refer to PFMT physiotherapy. This study aims to understand the existing referral behaviours among urologists, and make inferences about the underlying reasons behind these
patterns of referral.
Original languageEnglish
Pages17-17
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event18th Asia‐Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference 2017 - Melbourne Convention, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 30 Aug 20173 Sep 2017

Other

Other18th Asia‐Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period30/08/173/09/17

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