Study 2 - FULL
Screening for Sexual Health Concerns in Gynaecological Cancer Survivors
Field: GYNAECOLOY, SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
Aims of project: This study aims to determine the prevalence of sexual health concerns in gynaecological cancer survivors in the private sector in Western Australia, and to assess the impact of routine sexual health screening on referrals to appropriate sexual health practitioners. Specific aims are:
to determine the prevalence of specific sexual health concerns (lubrication, arousal, desire, orgasm, pain and satisfaction);
to determine the prevalence of sexual health concerns by gynaecological cancer type
to assess the impact of a simple screening tool on referral rates to physiotherapists,sexual counsellors and psychologists by comparing rates during the same time interval prior to the study.
Description of methodology: A prospective, non-randomised study. Patient sexual health concerns will be assessed via a questionnaire in the private consulting rooms of the three surgeons.
Project start and end dates: The project has already commenced. Student input will be needed around July / August 2016.