New Research Project for Support after Testicular or Prostate Cancer

Published: 14th May 2015

An exciting new independent research project is looking for men who have survived testicular or prostate cancer….

PARTICIPANTS WANTED!!

Have you been diagnosed with and survived prostate or testicular cancer?

Hello my name is Tracey Graham, a nurse undertaking a PhD at Coventry University. I am inviting you to take part in a research study.

What is the study about?

A prostate or testicular cancer diagnosis and the effects of treatment can cause psychosocial problems such as anxiety and fear of recurrence. Most men adapt and cope well but a significant number will have unmet psychosocial needs. Self- management programmes are designed to enable an individual to actively manage their condition and have been found to positively impact the quality of life of people living with long term conditions, however, no studies evaluating the acceptability of self- management programmes for men who have survived prostate and testicular cancer have been conducted to date. This programme of work aims to determine whether a web based self- management support programme could be useful in improving the quality of life of men who have survived prostate or testicular cancer.

 

As a first step I am looking to interview men who have survived prostate or testicular cancer to (1) gain their views on the psychosocial and practical needs of men who have had a diagnosis of prostate or testicular cancer and to explore the additional provision that these men feel they might require and (2) to determine what the content of a self- management programme for prostate and testicular cancer survivors may cover and what a web based programme should look like. If you think you might like to take part or would like more information please contact me on the contact details below:

E- mail: grahamt@uni.coventry.ac.uk   Telephone Number: 02477 655988