Colorectal Cancer

New Study Seeking Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel /Colorectal cancer (CRC) in the world. Research has shown that many bowel cancer survivors experience ongoing bowel problems often associated with depression, poorer physical health and distress.

Curtin University are undertaking research looking at physical, psychological and social adjustments made by people after Colorectal cancer (CRC) treatments. If you are 18 years or older and have had a diagnosis of CRC, but are currently “cancer-free”, they are interested in hearing of your lived experiences. Ultimately, the aim of this project is to understand how the social support networks, diet, exercise and other things enable people living after CRC to physically and psychologically adjust and manage their ongoing health.

The study will take approximately an hour to complete either by a face-to-face or Skype interview in which you are invited to discuss your experiences of living after a diagnosis of Colorectal cancer. They will also conduct an online survey amongst a sample of people living after a diagnosis for CRC to assess their bowel symptoms, the impact of these symptoms, quality of life, coping strategies, psychological status, and dietary behaviours.

Your participation in this study will help contribute to the future development of an intervention to support adjustment in people after diagnosis and treatment for CRC.

If you are interested in participating, or would like to know more about the study, please provide your email address or telephone number to grace.mckie@postgrad.curtin.edu.au. We hope that you can help with this research and thank you for your time.

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