Online Survey about Sexual Function for People Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Expected to open May 2023
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About this study

There is currently limited information and understanding about sexual function in patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

This study aims to learn if sexual dysfunction is common in patients with PF.

The study will gain greater understanding about patients’ concerns and feeling around their sexual function. This knowledge will help to improve care and quality of life for patients.


What is involved?

This study will involve completing one online survey, which should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will ask different questions about PF and your thoughts about sexual function.

The survey is anonymous and no identifiable information will be kept with the data collected. All data will be confidential.

After completion of the 10 minute survey, there will be an additional opportunity to volunteer to take part in a follow-up interview. Should you wish to take part, this would require people to provide their email address in order to contact you to arrange the additional interview, but only after completion of the anonymous survey.

Summary of involvement

10 minute online survey

Optional follow-up interview

Can I take part?

You may be eligible to take part if you are over the age of 18, and have a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) or interstitial lung disease (ILD).

In research studies, there are lots of different reasons why you may or may not be able to take part. These are known as inclusion and exclusion criteria (see list below). Only the research team will be able to fully determine whether you are able to take part in the study. You can withdraw at any point.

If you are not able to take part in this research study, there may be other opportunities for you to take part in different studies.

To find our more about other research opportunities visit our research finder main page.

You may be able to join this study if all of these apply:

Diagnosis of PF or ILD

Over the age of 18

You will not be able to join the study of any of the following applies:

Under the age of 18

People who do not have a diagnosis of PF

What difference could taking part make?

There is currently a lack of research that has been carried out in this area, meaning that little is known about sexual function in people diagnosed with PF. This study will enable greater understanding of the impact that a diagnosis of PF has on their sexual function, how this makes people feel, and highlight any potential concerns.

Where does the study take place?

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How to take part

Further information

This page is a summary which provides information about an opportunity to participate in research. More detailed information about the study can be found via the following the links and through contacting the research team.

If you have any questions about this research study, please speak to your medical team.

This study is supported by

University of Calgary
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