Supporting prostate cancer research

Exploring men’s experiences and needs regarding vocational rehabilitation, work and retirement after prostate cancer diagnosis.

Dr Vanette McLennan, Menzies Health Institute Queensland and Griffith University

Previous research has found that returning to work after a cancer diagnosis can improve people’s quality of life and psychological wellbeing, while also lessening the economic burden associated with the diagnosis. However, there is limited understanding of the employment-related experiences and needs of men with prostate cancer. We know from previous studies that some men with prostate cancer experience difficulties with returning to work and maintaining their work roles and hours.

This study involves the completion of an online survey about the barriers and facilitators to employment and how these may have impacted on return to work or early retirement after prostate cancer. There are also some questions regarding mental and sexual health to help us understand their impact on return to work. This study is intended to provide valuable information toward improving vocational support and services for men with prostate cancer.

The survey can be found at: https://griffithmhiq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y5Ns1Pg1U1QvHv

Ethics approval has been granted through the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee (GU HREC Ref: 2018/709).

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and
  • were employed in any capacity (including self-employment) at the time of prostate cancer diagnosis.

This study is currently recruiting participants.

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Pathfinder is a unique prostate cancer research register that enables prostate cancer survivors to participate in research for a brighter future with their loved ones.

It will enable researchers to save valuable time and money recruiting participants for their projects, so that they can spend more time delivering health benefits to those in need. Click the button to the right to register!