UQ researchers are seeking people who have had a spinal cord injury to participate in an interview on sex and intimacy.

The interview will focus on whether any support was provided to address sex and/or intimacy needs while receiving health services. We will additionally seek to understand from your perspective, how this area of practice could be improved.

Interview topics may include:

  • Relationships
  • Sexual activities
  • Reproduction
  • Health care
  • Suggestions for practice

We understand that people might find some of these topics awkward or difficult to discuss, however, your participation will help to improve the support received by people with a spinal cord injury. Please also note that your participation is anonymous and the information you provide cannot be linked to you in any way.

Participation:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the interviews will occur online or over the phone with one member of the research team (Chloe Bryant). Interviews may take approximately 60 minutes. You will have the option to pause or stop the interview at any time and if you would like, to resume at a later date.

Participant benefits:

Although it is not likely that you will receive any direct benefits from participating in this study, your participation will help to improve health care and may enable others to receive the support they require.

Eligibility:

  • Had a spinal cord injury within the last 10 years
  • Willing to discuss sexuality
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to speak and understand English.

Register your interest:

If you would like to participate in the study or would like more information, please contact:

Chloe Bryant
PhD Candidate
0432 833 338
chloe.bryant@uq.net.au

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019002292]