Hi, I’m Kayleigh Hodges and I’m studying for my MSc in Health Psychology at De Montfort University. I am looking for people to help me with my research, which is looking at cancer survivors. Specifically, I mean anyone in the period after cancer – any form of cancer - has been treated successfully, i.e.
Your main treatment has been completed, you have been discharged from further hospital treatment and been told there is no longer detectable evidence of disease. However, you may still be receiving additional local treatment from your GP and you will still be within the period when checks for possible recurrence or relapse are necessary.
I am interested in exploring this time when direct treatment ceases and life is supposed to return to normal. I’d like to know about your levels of support, any worries about cancer, how you coped with your cancer, how optimistic you feel, how in control of your health situation you felt and how all of this might relate to your psychological well being at this time.
Your participation will be entirely anonymous and any information provided will remain confidential. The project will be closely supervised by Dr Sue Winstanley; a Chartered Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University with considerable experience in health psychology. See http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/hls/staff/sue_winstanley.jsp
I would be very grateful, if you are in this position, if you could spare around 15 minutes to complete a questionnaire about your own experiences. It is only through the assistance of people in your situation that we can hope to gain a greater insight into the experiences of people with cancer and determine whether your needs are being met at this stage.
If you would like to help please click on the link below
Here, the study is explained in a more detail. You can take a look without committing yourself and if you change your mind during completion you can quit, and none of your answers will be submitted.
Please feel free to pass this request on to anyone else you might know in similar circumstances, who might also be willing to help.
Your time is very much appreciated. Thank you
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