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Understanding pelvic mesh pain

Developing a questionnaire to help researchers understand pain caused by pelvic mesh implants

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Full description:

We are planning a research project that will investigate symptoms of pelvic mesh complications, including pain. The aim is to develop a questionnaire that can be used to assess mesh pain in doctor-patient interactions, to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of complications resulting from pelvic mesh implants.

We would like to speak to women who have experienced or currently experience symptoms resulting from a mesh implant.

Date from

12th October 2020

Date to

25th October 2020


Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University, and Anglia Ruskin University

We are a team of researchers based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University, and Anglia Ruskin University. Our team includes consultants in urology and pain medicine, cognitive neuroscientists, a senior research nurse, and a psychologist with expertise in questionnaire development.


PPI Lay Summary 12 Oct.docx



Health services and health delivery


UK wide
East of England

Involvement type:

Designing and managing

What support is offered?

Discussion group will be facilitated by trained PPI lead, contributors who wish to continue involvement will be supported to do so


Volunteer opportunity


Reimbursement of digital expenses

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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