Participants wanted for hormonal treatment, bodily changes and exercise study

Issue date: 29 March 2018


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The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) is looking for 20 men diagnosed with prostate cancer to take part in a research study about hormonal treatment, bodily changes and exercise.

Hormonal therapy is one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer. Despite its efficacy, this treatment can come with several potential side effects such as breast enlargement, weight gain, muscle loss, loss of bodily hair, penile shrinkage, hot flushes and so on. These side effects might have an impact on bodily appearance and bodily functions. Some patients find these changes uncomfortable or upsetting.

Therefore, the researchers from CAR are interested in understanding what prostate cancer patients think about the impact that hormonal treatment has on their body appearance and functioning. Moreover, the study will also touch upon patients' view on exercise after diagnosis of prostate cancer - what they think about it, what they like about it, and what makes it easy or difficult to engage in exercise regularly.

Taking part in the study will involve being interviewed by the researcher, Caterina Gentili, who is a PhD researcher at CAR. There are no right or wrong answers to any of the questions – the researchers are interested in your own experiences and views. The interview will be audio recorded and it will take around 30-60 minutes.

You are warmly invited to take part in this research if you:

- are a fluent English speaker

- have been diagnosed with prostate cancer

- have been following hormonal treatment at some point after diagnosis

- are below 75 years old

As a thank you for taking part in this study, you will be entered into a draw to win a £70 online shopping voucher.

If you are interested in participating or if you have any question please contact:

Caterina Gentili, caterina2.gentili@live.uwe.ac.uk, tel +44 (0) 1173282654

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