Supporting prostate cancer research

Stakeholder Experiences of Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Professor Phyllis Butow, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG), The University of Sydney

Summary of project

You are invited to take part in a research study exploring the experiences and perceptions of cancer patients and their carers about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on treatment decision making, psychological well-being, and unmet needs specifically related to the pandemic.

The study will involve an initial survey (up to 10 minutes to complete) after which researchers will contact you to arrange an interview (interviews are estimated to take between 30 and 45 minutes).

At 6 months and 12 months you will complete another short survey (up to 5 minutes to complete) and another interview (estimated to take between 30 and 45 minutes).

The study may be suitable for you if you are a cancer patient currently receiving treatment or have received treatment in the last 6 months or a carer/ family member of a cancer patient.

Ethics approval has been granted by The University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are aged over 18
  • Have a proficient level of English; and
  • Are a cancer patient currently receiving treatment or have received treatment in the last 6 months; OR
  • Are a carer/ family member of a cancer patient with a direct experience of caring for a cancer patient in the last 6 months.

How to access the initial survey.

If you are interested in joining this study, please complete the initial survey here:

https://sydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3TWIFqZWAT0SIw5

 For more information please contact:

Project Officer: Zoe Butt

Tel: 02 8627 9913

Email: zoe.butt@sydney.edu.au

 

 

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