Who is organising the research?
Dr Leanne Fleming, Dr Amanda Diserholt, Dr Nicola Peddie, the University of Strathclyde
What is the purpose of the study?
Mental health difficulties are a large public health concern across the world, and particularly for the breast cancer population who typically show higher rates than the general population. Sleep disruptions, fatigue and mood disturbances (such as anxiety and depression) are particularly common. However, we do not have good evidence of how widespread these symptoms are in those affected by breast cancer, and furthermore, an understanding of what the relationship between them may be. The aim of this research study is therefore to find this out. The results of this study would highlight the needs of people affected by breast cancer and inform the direction of future research and interventions, with the aim of minimising side-effects of diagnosis and treatment and improving quality of life.
Who can take part?
Anyone can take part who is 16 years or older, lives in the UK and has been diagnosed with breast cancer (at any point).
What does taking part involve?
Completing an online survey which takes around 10 minutes.
How can you get involved?
By clicking here, which will firstly take you to the Participant Information Sheet and then on to the survey