Exploring the long-term psychological needs of men with prostate cancer

This week, our blog features a guest post by Jennifer Kirby, a clinical psychology trainee and doctoral student with the University of Leeds.

New research study looking at the experiences of men living with prostate cancer


Researchers at the University of Leeds are exploring the long-term psychological needs of people with prostate cancer to understand the impact that experiencing prostate cancer can have on quality of life. They hope to raise awareness and contribute to scientific understanding of the psychological needs of people who have experience of prostate cancer in the UK.

How can I help this project?


If you are over the age of 18, have previously had a diagnosis of prostate cancer and this diagnosis was 12 months or more ago, you can complete an online survey. The survey involves a series of questionnaires that will ask you a little about who you are, and about quality of life, mood, body image, masculinity and your perception of prostate cancer. This survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

 

If you would like to know more, please follow this link:

https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/exploring-the-long-term-psychological-needs-of-men-with-pr

 

 

 

If I participate, what will happen? Will I be contacted afterwards?


If you agree to take part, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey involves a series of questionnaires that will ask you a little about who you are, and about quality of life, mood, body image, masculinity and your perception of prostate cancer. This survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

 

Taking part in this study is entirely voluntary. If you decide to take part after reading the information sheet you will be asked to proceed to the survey questions. You can withdraw at any time during the questionnaire, by shutting down the browser. You do not have to give a reason for not participating.

 

 

Will I hear back from the researcher once the study is finished?


This survey is anonymous therefore you cannot be contacted regardless of what you answer in the survey.

 

 

Who can I contact for more information?


If you require any further information please contact the Doctoral student who is completing this research within the University of Leeds School of Medicine (Programme in Clinical Psychology), Jennifer Kirby (umjlak@leeds.ac.uk). You can also contact the supervisors of this project, Dr Matthew Mulvey (m.r.mulvey@leeds.ac.uk) or Dr Fiona Thorne (f.m.thorne@leeds.ac.uk).

 

 

If you would like to participate or learn more about the study, please follow this link

If you are a researcher and would like to share news about your prostate cancer study, please email a short outline of your work and proof of ethics approval to grants@pcr.org.uk. 

Jennifer does not receive funding from PCR. We decided to feature her research on the PCR website because we felt it was an important topic, with the potential to improve quality of life for those with prostate cancer which has spread to bone. We also confirmed she had ethics approval before deciding to help promote her work.

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