Mr Arthur Sone-Wai Li (PhD Candidate), Dr Mandy Matthewson and Dr Leesa Van Niekerk – College of Health and Medicine, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Tasmania.
This project aims to investigate what barriers (e.g. accessing health professionals, feelings or thinking patterns) men living with pelvic pain experience and how these barriers influence their pain experience and mental health.
Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common urologic/pelvic pain condition in men. Symptoms of CP/CPPS may include pain in the pelvic area, urinary difficulties, or sexual dysfunction, which disturb almost all aspects of men’s life, causing emotional, social and/or interpersonal challenges. Despite being common, men’s pelvic pain syndrome is still not well understood. In particular, it is unclear what barriers block them from improving. These barriers can be physical, cognitive, emotional, social or environment.
We would like to invite men who experience pain in the pelvic area or prostatitis-like symptoms (urinary or sexual difficulties), aged 18 years or older, to participate in this study. If that sounds like you and you would like to be involved, you can answer this online survey available at https://tinyurl.com/cppshealth2. This survey may take 15-20 mins to complete.
You can find more information at www.facebook.com/MenPelvicPainStudy
If you have any questions, you can contact Mr Arthur Sone-Wai Li (SoneWai.Li@utas.edu.au).