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Keywords

chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), chronic prostatitis (CP), faith community nurse, NIH Type 3 CP/CPPS, nursing

 

Authors

  1. Smothers, Angel
  2. Young, Stephanie
  3. Constantine, Lori

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Faith community nurses often counsel patients regarding illness management and are in a unique position to provide support to those facing multiple illnesses. When faced with multiple illnesses, men with urologic problems commonly do not mention them at routine exams, yet older patients might ask a trusted faith community nurse about urological concerns such as prostatitis. The National Institutes of Health developed a new classification structure for prostatitis in the 1990s, combining two types of prostate conditions into a new category. Due to disease complexity, treatments combining both pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions are shown to be effective in relieving symptoms.