This is a mixed-method study that involves:
The patterns of care audit will obtain population-based data on treatment for cancers that are common among adolescents and young adults (AYAs). The qualitative studies will involve interviews with AYAs several years post diagnosis regarding their treatment experiences and the impact of cancer. This information will be used to develop a quantitative survey examining experiences of care.
The quantitative study will assess experiences of medical care, anxiety, depression, quality of life and unmet supportive care needs over a 12-month period.
Contact: Gemma Skaczkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor Vicki White, Principal Research Fellow, CBRC, Melbourne; Associate Professor Michael Coory, Murdoch Institute, Melbourne; Ms Kate Thompson, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne; Dr Antoinette Anazodo, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney; Professor Ross Pinkerton, Royal Children’s Hospital and Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane; Dr Wayne Nicholls, Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane; Gemma Skaczkowski, Senior Research Officer, CBRC Melbourne
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)