Supporting prostate cancer research

Evaluating health behaviours and beliefs in childhood cancer survivors, adult cancer survivors and healthy Australians.

Prof Claire Wakefield, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW

Advances in cancer screening and treatment have led to improved 5-year survival rates, particularly among prostate cancer survivors. Little is known about the health behaviours of Australian cancer survivors. Health behaviours are activities undertaken by an individual for the purpose of promoting, protecting or maintaining health.

This study aims to learn more about the health issues, health behaviours, psychological well-being, attitude and health literacy of Australian cancer survivors, including prostate cancer survivors.

Participants will be asked to complete one survey, which will take approximately 30 minutes. The survey includes questions about their current level of health, lifestyle, understanding of cancer-specific information and thoughts on genetic testing. Participants will also be asked to provide information about themselves (including their age, postcode, etc), which will help to summarise the information collected. All information provided will be kept strictly confidential – and will be de-identified in all analyses.

Ethics approval has been granted through the University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you are:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Completed initial treatment 6 months ago or more (note – ongoing hormone treatment is acceptable)
  • Reside in Australia
  • Able to read and write English sufficiently to complete the questionnaire
  • Able to provide informed consent
  • Not personally caring for a child with cancer (aged less than 16 years)
  • Not have been diagnosed with a form of cancer prior to 18 years of age yourself

Please note that eligible people will need to fit all the above criteria.

This study is currently recruiting participants.

If you are interested in this study, you can follow this link to the online survey site.

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Pathfinder is a unique prostate cancer research register that enables prostate cancer survivors to participate in research for a brighter future with their loved ones.

It will enable researchers to save valuable time and money recruiting participants for their projects, so that they can spend more time delivering health benefits to those in need. Click the button to the right to register!