"I was delighted to take part in a clinical trial as it has the potential to really help others in the future.”
A study to find out how conditions of the penis affect men's lives
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at developing a questionnaire to assess quality of life for men who have conditions affecting how their penis works.
Some men are born with conditions, get diseases or have operations that affect the way their penis works. This can cause problems including difficulty passing urine or having sex. All of these can affect their
As a part of this study, the researchers would like to interview men who have had surgery for cancer of the penis. They want to find out what the most important issues are for men who have cancer of the penis.
The aims of this study are to
- Find out the most important issues for men with a condition that affects their penis
- Develop a questionnaire that can measure how these issues affect their daily lives
Who can enter
The researchers need 30 men to join this study.
The lead researcher in this study who is a doctor who specialises in health problems of the penis will interview you. This will be at a time and place that is convenient for you. You can be interviewed in person, on the phone or a method such as videoconferencing, for example Skype or Apple Facetime.
The researcher will make an audio recording of the interview which will be analysed carefully by the researchers. All the information you provide is
The interview will take up to an hour.
Some men find talking about this sensitive subject difficult and upsetting. If you feel distressed at any time you can ask to stop the interview.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Mr Matthew Jackson
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal College of Surgeons of England