Help researchers study personality determinants of distress in YA survivors

Researchers at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre sent us the following request asking for young adult cancer survivors to take part in their survey. The young adult oncology world is relatively unexplored, so we encourage all interested individuals to help Canada’s researchers learn more about our underserved population. Please email connect@youngadultcancer.ca if you have any questions.

Investigators at Princess Margaret are conducting a research study that looks at personality and the psychological experience of survivorship. While a great deal of attention is paid to adults over the age of 35,  little is known about the experience of young people. Together we hope to help close this gap so that young adults who need it most, can get the attention and support they deserve.

The goal of this research is to provide clinically relevant empirical findings that help explain the variance in psychological distress among young adult survivors of cancer and inform targeted interventions in clinical practice in order that those survivors most in need may be provided with appropriate psychological services.

We are looking for young adults between the age of 18 and 35 who were diagnosed in adulthood (after 18 years old) and who have been in the off-treatment monitoring phase for at least 12 months to take part in an online study. This study will take between 45 minutes to one hour to complete.

Upon consenting to study participation, the participant will given access to an electronic questionnaire package that consists of several self-report questionnaires. Participant may choose to answer or to decline to answer as they wish.  The questionnaire should take between 40 minutes and no more than 1 hour to complete. Participants may start the questionnaire and come back to it at any later time/date as is convenient.

If you think you may want to take part, please click here to take the survey!

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