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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:15pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Lauren Loughlin

The Association of Stigma and Self-Disclosure with Social Support, Mental Health, and Posttraumatic Growth Among Cancer Patients

This study examines experiences of living with cancer. You are being asked to complete a series of questionnaires that assess your experiences of stigma, self-disclosure, social support seeking and utilization, and mental health. In order to better understand how people experience cancer, we are interested in hearing the voices of cancer survivors. You will qualify for the study if you are 18 years old or older, have been diagnosed with any type of cancer six to eighteen months prior to participation in the study, and are currently post-treatment. The entire study will take about 45 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary and if you are uncomfortable at any time, you are welcome to stop answering the questions. Upon completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to voluntarily provide your email address in order to enter a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Thank you for considering your participation. The study is confidential.
Please feel free to send this study to others who may qualify.
We appreciate your time.

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study. We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study. Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
Lauren Loughlin
8457051619
laurenloughlin@mail.adelphi.edu
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:03pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:00pm
Erik Wibowo
Online

Many men have poor sleep after prostate cancer treatment. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, please consider joining an online study to identify what factors are associated with sleep problems in prostate cancer patients.

Dr Erik Wibowo from the University of Otago in New Zealand is leading a sleep study on prostate cancer patients and is seeking participants. Data from this study could be used by clinicians to optimize treatment for patients and partners who experience sleep problems.

The study comprises an online questionnaire which takes about 45 minutes to complete. Participants can enter into a raffle for a chance to win a $100 NZD VISA gift card. Click the link to take part in the study.  http://j.mp/2tpIHxW

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
Erik Wibowo
+6434704692
erik.wibowo@otago.ac.nz
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:23pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:15pm

Purpose: The American Cancer Society is testing a modified version of the Cancer Survivors Network (CSN) and is inviting you to try it. This research is being done in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

 

Procedure: Your participation is voluntary.  If you agree, you will use a modified version of CSN to participate in the community.  You will have access to all CSN content, and any posts or comments you make will be added to the CSN community, just as they are now. What is new is that you will see recommendations for content and other members that might interest you. These recommendations are based on what you have read on CSN. As you read more discussion threads, the recommended content and members will be updated. You will occasionally receive a survey to get your feedback on the new interface. We will also ask about the relevance and value of the recommended content.   These surveys will take less than three minutes to complete, and you will receive them at most once per week. We will also invite a small number of members to give more extensive feedback through a phone interview.

 

To participate in this trial, click this link: Yes, I’ll use the new CSN interface.  You can always opt-out later by clicking ‘the use the traditional CSN design’ button on your CSN user profile.

 

Principal investigators:

Robert Kraut, PhD

Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh PA 15213

412 268-7694

robert.kraut@cmu.edu

 

Tenbroeck Smith

Director of Patient Reported Outcomes Research, Behavioral Research Center

American Cancer Society

Atlanta GA

 

tenbroeck.smith@cancer.org

For more information, contact:
Robert Kraut
(412) 268-7694
robert.kraut@cmu.edu
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:53pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:45pm

We are conducting a research study about people affected by head and neck cancer. 
 
If you have ever been diagnosed with any kind of head and neck cancer, we are interested in hearing from you!
 
The purpose of the study is to 1) examine the priorities and preferences of patients with head and neck cancer in regards to discussing and receiving information about sexuality (sexual function and sexual wellbeing) from healthcare professionals and 2) examine patient perceptions of existing self-report measures used to assess sexuality in patients with head and neck cancer.

If you are over the age of 21 and have access to a computer, you may be eligible to participate.

Participation will only require filling out online surveys, and you will receive a $10 gift card for your participation. 

We hope the results from this study will help to create resources about sexuality for future patients with head and neck cancer. 

If you are interested in participating, please go to: 
https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=HYLHYHRN79 

You can also call 615-343-1838, toll free 1-833-402-8664 or email Dr. Bethany Rhoten and her research team (vusnoncresearch@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions you may have about this research study.

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
Bethany Rhoten
615-343-1838
vusnoncresearch@vanderbilt.edu
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:01pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:00am

The Psycho-Oncology Research Group of NUI Galway (Ireland) are carrying out a study that explores men's experience of prostate cancer. Completing this 10-minute anonymous survey will help us to better understand the changes men might experience following the difficult time of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. A better understanding of this experience will enable us to help future patients manage the impact of the illness. 

 If you have experienced prostate cancer, please consider completing this short survey. The questionnaire is completed entirely online in one session and gathers information about mens personal experience of prostate cancer. Further information about the study and contact information for the researchers can be found at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciHb228lKpQEMlUzZT7LRHxOpSDOZImXjrcuhgR92o5uv0kQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Many thanks for your contribution!

Jean Skelton

 

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

 

For more information, contact:
Jean Skelton
jean.skelton@yahoo.ie

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