Supporting prostate cancer research

Positive emotion, resilience, and posttraumatic growth in offspring whose parents have cancer.

Dr Angelita Martini, Centre for Health Service Research in the School of Population Health at the University of WA.

A parent’s cancer can have a significant impact on the lives of their children. This study seeks to understand how offspring are affected by their parent’s cancer.

This study is a survey for people who have a parent that has been diagnosed with cancer. The survey questions ask about positive emotion (such as joy, amusement, or hope) interacts with resilience (the ability to bounce back after a negative event) and post traumatic growth (positive change that occurs following a traumatic event). The survey should take between 15 and 20 mins to complete.Through this research, we hope to gather evidence to inform and promote support services for offspring facing a parent’s cancer.

This study has been granted through University of WA Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who can participate?

  • People who have, or have had, a parent with cancer in the last 10 years, and…
  • Are over 18 years of age, and…
  • Are/were aged 10 – 24 years old at the time of parent’s cancer diagnosis.

If you are interested in this study, you can click this link to go straight to the survey:

This study is currently recruiting participants.

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