Thank you Dan ,good to keep them in the same place ,but I don't think many people will notice them in this section so maybe a reference to the piece of research in the relevant section with a link too ?
I've just shared it in that thread as well linking back to here. We're trying to keep the research studies together in the same place but happy to link to it to that thread as well.
Dan - can this be re-posted in the moving forward after breast cancer section - I'm not sure how many people will see it in this section ?
Rationale: The post-treatment stage of breast cancer remains the least researched although the distress experienced then is comparable to the treatment stage and could persist for up to 15 years after treatment completion. A gap in the existing literature was identified, namely, a lack of exploration of the experiences during the period between the second and fifth year post-treatment. Previous research has failed to provide a holistic understanding of the psychosocial experiences, perceptions, and expectations in relation to the self, relationships, availability of professional support and employment by objectifying through measurement. This study will focus on the psychosocial experiences of women who had completed treatment for breast cancer two to five years ago. The particular areas of interest include their lived experience, expectations and perceptions regarding their own self, their relationships, the availability of support and employment.
Aim: The main aim of the research is to fill the gap in literature and to promote the importance of continuous empathy, understanding and care even after the end of treatment. The research could also lead to potential recommendations for the improvement or the development of support services for women in the post-treatment period.
Participants: I am looking for women who have completed primary treatment in the form of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for Stage 1 or Stage 2 breast cancer two to five years ago, aged between 18 and 55 years. The participants may or may not be receiving follow up treatment such as oral medication. Some flexibility is possible if the individual does not meet some of the criteria.
Method: I would like to conduct 45-60 minute interview which will take place on Skype, Microsoft Teams or Zoom either with or without video depending on what the person feels comfortable with.
This study had been approved by the Ethics Committee of Glasgow Caledonian University. It is supervised by Dr Joanna McParland who could be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.