LOOKING FOR FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

A study to investigate the range of medical, psychological, and psychosocial issues experienced by cancer survivors, their families, physicians, and care providers, from diagnoses, treatment to post treatment. Cancer is not only isolated to the individual with the disease but also has a debilitating psychological impact on the entire family, the children, spouses, partners, relatives, and other loved ones. This qualitative study explores and highlights some of the lasting psychological and psychosocial impact of cancer survivors, their family, loved ones, physicians, and care givers.

Goal of study

The goal of this study is to explore the range of psychosocial issues cancer survivors, their families, physicians and care providers are experiencing from diagnoses and treatment, to post-treatment. This study aims to raise the public’s awareness of the psychological, psychosocial and economic needs of over one million cancer survivors and their families in order to influence a change in our medical insurance policies that will ensure cancer survivors an improved and prolonged Quality of Life. The aim of this study is to provide public health policy makers with a wider array of conceptual and practical tools to ensure the health, well-being and Quality of Life of cancer survivors long after cancer treatment has ended.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, OR YOU ARE A CANCER SURVIVOR OR A CARE GIVER I WILL LIKE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION SO YOU CAN SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH OTHER MEMBERS AND HELP DRAW PUBLIC ATTENTION TO THE EVERY DAY LIFE STRUGGLES OF CANCER SURVIVORS AND THEIR FAMILIES, LOVED ONES AND CARE GIVERS. YOUR PRIVACY WILL BE GUARDED UNDER THE ETHICS OF RESEARCH; YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL HELP INFLUENCING PUBLIC POLICIES AND WILL BRING ABOUT CHANGES TO ENSURE THAT THE PSYCHOSOCIAL, MEDICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF CANCER SURVIVORS, THEIR SPOUSES, CHILDREN, LOVED ONES, AND CARE GIVERS ARE ADEQUATELY FULFILLED.

IF YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY DROP ME AN EMAIL @ MY NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS TO SET UP A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW TO SEE IF YOU MEET THE INITIAL CRITERIA TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY. RESPOND TO ME AT THIS EMAIL ADDRESS : AbdulRahmans.Magba-Kamara@ndsu.edu

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March 16, 2008 by bitterlemonexperience

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