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Worry in Partners of Cancer Survivors

Type of opportunity

Members of the Research Involvement Network are asked to complete an online survey which takes 20-30 minutes to complete and consists of various questions looking at emotional distress, fear of cancer recurrence and beliefs about illness and worry. The responses that you give will remain confidential.

About the study

This study aims to explore fear of cancer recurrence in partners of cancer survivors.  Fear of cancer recurrence is a commonly reported concern by cancer survivors and their partners, with partners tending to worry more about the possibility of cancer returning than cancer patients do themselves.

Who is conducting the research?

Louise O' Rourke who is a postgraduate research student (completing Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) at the University of Liverpool. The study has been reviewed and approved by University of Liverpool research ethics committee.

When is the deadline for this opportunity?

The study is ongoing until mid 2020. 

Who can take up this opportunity?

Partners (aged 18 or older) of cancer survivors.

How will the study benefit people affected by pancreatic cancer?

The research will hopefully add to our knowledge and further our understanding as to why some individuals may experience greater levels of fear of cancer recurrence.  This in turn may help to improve the support already available to partners of cancer survivors.

What out of pocket expenses will be paid?  

Following completion of the survey, participants will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw to be eligible to win one of six £25 high street vouchers.

What next/who to contact:

If you have queries about the opportunity or would like to complete the survey, please contact the lead student investigator Louise O'Rourke by email.