Help us shape the future care of men with prostate cancer and their families

May 29, 2013
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Australian Prostate Cancer Research is calling for volunteers who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or have a partner with prostate cancer to test a web-based, personalised prostate cancer support system.

A number of Australia’s leading cancer organisations have developed a revolutionary online system to support men with prostate cancer. The site is called ‘PROSTMATE’ and provides men with prostate cancer and their families’ access to the latest research-validated information, personalised support and specialised programs. Users also have the opportunity to participate in research that will enhance their wellbeing and shape the future care of men with prostate cancer.

The need for this online intervention and support model was driven by men with prostate cancer who experienced limited support during this extremely difficult journey.

We are now seeking feedback to assist us in refining the system prior to the general public launch later this year.

We are seeking volunteers to actively use the pilot site over 5 weeks, to review the program and provide valuable feedback on:

·         First impressions

·         Design of the site

·         Functionality

·         Language and descriptions used

Pilot test duration: Monday 3 June – Monday 8 July 2013

Participants are invited to attend an information session before commencing the pilot. Held at 5.30pm on Monday 3 June at the Epworth Prostate Centre – Level 2, 185 Hoddle St Richmond, Victoria.

The information session is an opportunity to meet the people behind PROSTMATE and hear further details about the development of the program. It is not compulsory to attend this briefing and alternatively a teleconference can be arranged with a member of the PROSTMATE team to brief you on the pilot and your involvement.  

To register your interest to participate in this pilot please complete the attached form and email it to prostmateadmin@apcr.org.au by Wednesday 29 May 2013.

We would greatly appreciate your support!

For further information please call Sally Crittenden Ph: 0432 419 339 to find out more.

Best wishes,

The PROSTMATE Team
T: + 61 3 9421 0985
W: prostatecancerresearch.org.au

Source: Prostmate research form (http://www.menshealthaustralia.net/storage/files/PROSTMATE%20Pilot%20Test%20Participation%20EOI.docx )

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