Monday, October 29, 2007

Another Survey - this one for breast cancer survivors

I am posting information and the link to this survey for a doctoral student that aims to gather information to ultimately provide better psychological support for breast cancer survivors. I have filled out the survey, which takes no more than 10 minutes (probably less time than that). Please take the time to do so and also spread the word so this study has as much information as possible to evaluate and help make recommendations that can be integrated into true comprehensive cancer care in the future for all patients, not just breast cancer patients.

Diana Dyer, MS, RD


My name is Beth Gilroy, and I am a fifth-year doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. I am circulating this e-mail as a means for reaching potential participants for my Doctoral Project. For this project I have chosen to study the experience of breast cancer survivors. Participation involves taking a short survey (estimated completion time is between 10 and 15 minutes). All responses are confidential and anonymous. Below I have listed the criteria for participation. If you fit these criteria and choose to participate, please click on the link below. If you do not fit the criteria for participation (and even if you do) I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this e-mail to each of your friends, family, colleagues, etc. While these individuals may not fit the criteria, they may know of someone who does.

Criteria for participation:

~ female

~ over the age of 18

~ diagnosed once or twice with any form of breast cancer

~ have been told by your medical team that there is currently no evidence of disease

~ no longer receiving any medical treatment for the breast cancer diagnosis with the exception of taking Tamoxifen or one of the aromatase inhibitors (AI's)

Link (click on the title of this posting or cut and paste the following complete URL into your browser):

The hope is that the findings from this research will contribute to our understanding of the cancer survivors experience and in turn to providing better psychological support for these individuals.

Thank you so much for your time!


Beth Gilroy, MA
Doctoral Student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

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