Volunteers needed for study to raise cancer awareness in young people
The research will specifically explore cancer awareness, self-examination and help-seeking and how young people engage with these aspects of their health. It also aims to support them with the tools they need to seek help.
Lucy King, a Psychology PhD student studying young people’s cancer attitudes, awareness and help-seeking at Leeds Beckett University, is leading the project alongside Dr Trish Holch and Dr Nova Deighton Smith. She said: “We need young people aged between 16 and 30, who live in the UK and have not had a cancer diagnosis.
“Those who take part will be asked to complete an online survey which will include questions about what you know about cancer, your attitude to cancer, your health and seeking help and your body. Some questions may be of a sensitive nature so you are asked to ensure taking part wouldn’t have a negative impact on your wellbeing.
“By taking part, you are contributing to a body of knowledge that could inform interventions and support for young people, and their experiences of cancer information delivery and diagnosis.”
All information provided will be treated in confidence, and your anonymised information will only be used for research or teaching purposes. If you provide your UK home address you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2Shop gift card.
If you wish to take part and for more information please visit: https://leedsbeckettpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_agXiBGhlKFtabjg
For more information about the research carried out at Leeds Beckett University please visit: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/research/