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Offer: Research for Women's Health

My name is Chia-Chun Li, a doctoral candidate in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin, and I am working on a study for my dissertation. I want to invite women without any cancer and women with gynecological cancer or rectal cancer to participate in the study.

The study is entitled “Factors Affecting Sexual Function and Sexual Satisfaction among Females with or without Rectal Cancer or Gynecological Cancer”. The purpose of the study is to examine how rectal or gynecological cancer affects females’ sexual function and sexual satisfaction. Further, the study will also compare the differences in sexual function and sexual satisfaction between females with and those without rectal cancer or gynecological cancer.

Females who are interested in the study can contact me by e-mail (chiachunli820@mail.utexas.edu). Study packets including questionnaires and a small token of appreciation will be sent to potential participants’ residences.

Below is some background information and study announcement of this study.

Study announcement

Title: Factors Affecting Sexual Function and Sexual Satisfaction among Females with or without Rectal Cancer or Gynecological Cancer

The study group: You are eligible to participate in this study if you are a female; are 18 years or order; live in U.S.; are in a relationship or married; read English; have experienced rectal cancer or gynecological cancer surgery for longer than three months; do not have a prior history of any other type of cancer; have finished postoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy; had no postoperative complications, including wound infections, temporary bladder dysfunction, anastomosis leakage, bleeding, and ostomy complications; and are willing and able to provide information about the research questions.

The control group: You are eligible to participate in this study if you are a female; are 18 years or older; are in a relationship or married; read English; live in U.S.; not have a history of cancer; and are willing and able to provide information about the research questions.

This study is not only for females with sexual dysfunction but also for females without any sexual dysfunction. You are encouraged to participate in this study if you feel interested in the study and are willing to provide information about the research questions.

Data will be collected by sending a packet consisting of an informed consent form, the set of questionnaires, and a small token of appreciation to your residence. If you are interested in the study, you can contact me by e-mail (chiachunli820@mail.utexas.edu), and tell me your mail address.

Your participation includes signing the informed consent form, completing the questionnaires, and returning them to me in the postage-paid envelope.

Risks to participants are considered minimal. All information about you will be kept confidential, and your name will not be connected with any information that you provide. Identification numbers associated with mail and e-mail addresses will be kept during the data collection phase for tracking purposes only.

Contact Information:
Chia-Chun Li, RN, MSN
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
E-mail address: chiachunli820@mail.utexas.edu

Advisor: Lynn Rew, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
The Denton & Louise Cooley and Family Centennial Professor
E-mail address: ellerew@mail.utexas.edu

Comments

Chia-Chun Li's picture

Need your help and support

Dear friends,

I try to recruit "women without cancer" and "women with gynecological cancer/rectal cancer" to participate in the study.

This study is mail survey study. Where can I recruit these women to join in my study? Any ideas? or strategies?

Best wishes,
Chia

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