Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
Department
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Location
Royal Women’s Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Michelle Peate mpeate@unimelb.edu.au +61383453792 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Jennifer Marino jennifer.marino@unimelb.edu.au +61383453718 Personal web page

Summary Sexual problems are a common and distressing effect of cancer and its treatment. Sexual dysfunction affects the majority of female survivors of breast and colorectal cancer, the most common cancers in women. We take a biopsychosocial approach to research measuring and treating sexual problems in this population.

Project Details

Sexual problems are a common and distressing effect of cancer and its treatment. Sexual dysfunction affects the majority of female survivors of breast and colorectal cancer, the most common cancers in women. We take a biopsychosocial approach to research measuring and treating sexual problems in this population. In this context, in addition to considering student-initiated proposals in this research area, we offer an opportunity to undertake qualitative research describing the experiences of health professionals treating these problems. Another project will concern the feasibility and acceptability of distance health technology among physical therapists who treat sexual problems caused by pelvic floor dysfunction in this population.



Faculty Research Themes

Cancer

School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Women's Health



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Node

Royal Women’s Hospital

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