Who is organising the research?
Jennifer Kirby (clinical psychology doctoral student), University of Leeds School of Medicine.
What is the research about?
This study is 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. We hope to raise awareness and contribute to scientific understanding of the psychological needs of people who have experience of prostate cancer in the UK. Doing so can help us to identify factors which increase vulnerability to poorer wellbeing and quality of life post treatment, as well as ways to reduce the impact of the long-term consequences of prostate cancer on everyday life and wellbeing.
Who can take part?
You can take part if you are:
- Over the age of 18
- Have previously had a diagnosis of prostate cancer
- The time since diagnosis is 12 months or more
What does taking part involve?
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.
How can you get involved?
Access to the survey can be found here.