Could You Help With A Research Project?

I am Dr Keeley Abbott and I am a researcher at Birmingham City University.

I am carrying out a research project (alongside Dr Jagjeet Jutley-Neilson) that explores parental pre-operative and post-operative experiences and concerns of hypospadias repair.

As such, I am interested in talking to parents who are considering surgery but perhaps may be uncertain of whether to proceed, or those who have decided against surgery.

The study involves taking part in a short (informal) interview via telephone or skype. The discussion will cover areas of concern pre-and-post surgery and decision-making/attitudes around surgery.

We are specifically looking to talk with:

• Parents with children pre-surgery (within 24 months of birth or in the last 3 years).

• Parents considering surgery for their child or those who have decided against surgery for their child

Please note – parents must also be English speakers.

If you are interested in taking part, I will send you further information about the study.

If you are happy to take part then you will be asked to sign a consent form before completing a brief online questionnaire. This will include some basic demographic questions, as well as contact information.

Please use the email address below to express an interest in taking part in the study or to receive further information.

Research contact detailskeeley.abbott@bcu.ac.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr Keeley Abbott

(and on behalf of Dr Jagjeet Jutley-Neilson).