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APPOLONI EDUARDO, Aline Helena; NAPOLEAO, Anamaria Alves  and  CARVALHO, Emilia Campos de. Nursing interventions for patients with erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy: an integrative review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.42, pp.424-439. ISSN 1695-6141.

This study aimed to identify nursing interventions for patients undergoing radical prostatectomy. This is an integrative review, guided by the question "What are the nursing interventions directed to patients with erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy?", held on the databases PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, SCOPUS, Cochrane Library, LILACS and on the list of references of selected articles. The final sample was comprised of 10 papers; 43 nursing interventions were identified and grouped in 10 categories. The nursing interventions for patients with erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy focused on the education regarding the nature of erectile dysfunction, treatment and sexuality; besides strengthening the involvement of partners during the process of coping with and treating the dysfunction. These interventions may be useful so that nurses can act during the follow-up of these patients, providing better quality of life and well-being.

Keywords : erectile dysfunction; prostatectomy; nursing care; nursing intervention.

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