Supporting prostate cancer research

Understanding culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) cancer patients’ engagement with supportive care programs

Dr Wilson is Professor of Psycho-oncology at Austin Health, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, and Emeritus Professor at Flinders University, College of Medicine and Public Health.

Summary of project

People receiving services within the health system for a diagnosis of cancer face a number of practical and personal challenges. Both culture and gender have been shown to influence help-seeking for both physical and psychological support with men less likely than women to reach-out for help despite significant need. Consequently, this study is wanting to recruit as many men as possible in order to obtain insights into how we may improve the use of supportive care by men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Researchers at La Trobe University are seeking men diagnosed with cancer in the past two years, aged 18+ years, who are from an English-speaking background to participate in a survey about their experiences of supportive care services. Participants will be reimbursed $20 for their participation in the survey.

Findings from the study will be used to inform the development of resources and services designed to better support people who are receiving care for a diagnosis of cancer.

Ethics approval has been granted by the La Trobe University Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • are over 18 years old
  • have been diagnosed with cancer in the past two years
  • are from an English-speaking background
  • can access a computer or smart device with internet access

For more information or to take part in this study please contact:

Name: Sidney Davies



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