'Assessment of sexual difficulties after surgery or pelvic radiotherapy for cervical and endometrial cancer.
Would you like to take part?
We are interested in how the possible effects of pelvic surgery and / or radiotherapy on women’s sexual lives are assessed by the clinical staff providing your care. Whilst this is a private and sensitive topic it is important to ensure that adequate information and support about this aspect of women’s lives is provided both during and following cancer treatment.
Women and healthcare professionals who took part in stage 1 of this study have designed a questionnaire about women’s sexual recovery.
Stage 2 of the study runs from July 2012 – Feb 2013 (note: this has now been extended to 31st July 2013.) and we would like at least 200 women to complete this new questionnaire so that we can test its suitability for use in oncology follow-up clinics.
If you have completed surgery and / or radiotherapy for womb (endometrial, uterus) cancer between three months and 5 years previously, and are aged over 18 years, we would like to talk to you about the study in person or on the telephone.
If you take part in our study:• You will be sent study information and the new questionnaire by mail to your address• The questionnaire should take about 20-30 minutes to complete• We will provide a freepost envelope for you to return the questionnaire • All the information collected about you during the study will be kept strictly confidential• Your cancer care will not be affected in any way. The study will not involve any more of your time after this.
Your participation will help women and health professionals to improve the discussion and management of treatment effects on sexual recovery.
If you are interested in taking part or have any questions about the study, please get in touch with the lead researcher at King’s College by contacting Isabel White on 020 7848 3038 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This research has been approved by London-Westminster Research Ethics Committee .
Chief Investigator: Dr. Isabel White.'
If any of you would like to take part in this study, please contact Dr White directly either by telephone or by email. We understand that this is a sensitive subject but the more women that come forward to take part the mote thorough the research will be. Thank you