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End Date Dec 2021

Online survey – Thinking about a fear of cancer recurrence and illness perceptions, as well as mental health in young people who have survived cancer

Cancer Type

All

Location

All

Eligibility

People aged 16-24 years old who are in remission from your cancer and have completed active cancer treatment and who received treatments for your cancer between the ages of 13-24

Who is organising the research?

  • Michael Horwood (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) at The University of Bath.

What is the purpose of the study?

Many people who have survived cancer can experience a fear that it will return, which we call ‘fear of cancer recurrence’. Previous studies have found that in both adults and children, fear of cancer recurrence can get in the way of their general lives and is related to their mental health. However, we don’t yet know very much about fear of cancer recurrence in teenage and young adult cancer survivors.

We want to understand more about fear of cancer recurrence in young people who have survived cancer. We think that fear of cancer recurrence might be connected to illness perceptions (i.e. how we think about our illness) and to mood. To investigate this, we are asking young people, age 16-24, who have survived cancer to fill in questionnaires. These measure fear of cancer recurrence, illness perceptions, mood, quality of life, fatigue and general functioning.

Who can take part?

  • People aged 16-24 years old.
  • Who are in remission from your cancer and have completed active cancer treatment.
  • Who received treatments for your cancer between the ages of 13-24.

What does taking part involve?

  • If you decide to take part, you will be asked to fill in a consent form, a demographic questionnaire, a clinical information questionnaire and the seven questionnaires online. This should take between 20-30 minutes.
  • Once you have finished the questionnaires online, that is all you need to do. 
  • On completion, you can choose to be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win 1 of 5 £20 amazon vouchers. 

How can you get involved?

Please click here but if you want to find out more about taking part in the research, you can contact the researcher at FCRresearch@bath.ac.uk.

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