How can I help this project?
If I participate, what will happen? Will I be contacted afterwards?
If you decide to take part, you need to first complete an informed consent form and then you will start the questionnaire by answering questions regarding your demographic and medical information. You will then be asked questions about how you feel and how you cope with living with prostate cancer.
The questionnaire should take around 20-30 minutes to complete. Towards the end, you will be asked to provide your email address if you’re happy to complete two follow-up questionnaires at 4-month intervals. If you do provide your email address, there is no obligation to complete the follow up surveys and you can contact the lead researcher at any time to ask for your email address to be deleted. Your email address will only be used by the lead researcher to send you the invitations to later follow-up surveys, and it will be stored separately to your other data.
Will I hear back from the researcher once the study is finished?
It’s really your choice. The results of this study may be summarised in published articles, reports and presentations. Key findings will always be made anonymous. You will not be identifiable from any published results.
If you would like a summary of the current study, please refer to the following webpage (www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/EMAPC) or leave your email address towards the end of this first questionnaire to receive results in the form of a summary.
Who can I contact for more information?
You can get in touch with the lead researcher directly:
Yingna Li, PhD student in Clinical Psychology
Email: [email protected]
School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Teviot, Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG