Supporting prostate cancer research

Psychometric evaluation of a new instrument developed to measure illness perceptions in young people who have a parent with cancer.

Ms Chloe Fletcher, Flinders University

Researchers at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer and CanTeen Australia are conducting a study that explores young people’s thoughts and feelings about their parent’s cancer.

If you are a parent of a young person who might be interested in the study, or if you know a young person who might be eligible to participate, please help us by passing on this information.

The findings of this research will help us to understand how young people cope with their parent’s cancer and develop better ways of supporting young people after their parent has been diagnosed with cancer.

To be eligible to participate, young people must be aged 12-24 years, have a parent who was diagnosed with or treated for cancer in the last two years, and have been living with their parent at the time of their diagnosis and/or treatment.

Participation is voluntary and involves completing a survey that will take no more than 30 minutes.

Ethics approval has been granted by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee.

Participants who are aged 18-24 years may complete the survey online by clicking this link:

Participants who are aged 12-17 years will need their parent’s consent to complete the survey, but can register their interest in the study here:

This study is currently recruiting participants.

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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!