Recruitment for this project has now been successfully completed.

About the project

This project was an online survey about what type of follow up services women treated for breast cancer would prefer and took approximately 30 minutes to complete. This survey was anonymous so individual answers were not be able to be identified.

What were the results of this project?

The number of Register4 members who joined this project in 3 days would have taken the researcher more than 3 months to recruit using traditional recruitment methods. In addition to the swift recruitment, the researcher has been able to recruit a larger number of women from across Australia than she would normally have been able to. This not only improves the quality of the research but also makes the findings relevant to a wider range of women with breast cancer. Dr Bessen is in the process of submitting the results of this project for publication as a part of her PhD and will be able to provide more information once the results have been published.

The researcher: Dr Taryn Bessen

Dr Taryn Bessen, MBBS FRANZCR, completed her specialist training in Radiology in 2000 and works in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. Taryn has expertise in evidence based radiology, quality and safety, teaching, and systems and process improvement both within radiology and the broader health care context. She has made numerous contributions to improving radiology services at a local, state-wide and national level; has been extensively involved in Clinical Governance and State-wide Service Strategy for the SA Department of Health, and is a member of the SA Clinical Senate, the peak advisory body to the SA Minister of Health.

Who was this project suitable for?

This project was for ALL female breast cancer survivors aged 20+ years across Australia who had completed primary treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy) and were undergoing follow up.

What did this project involve?

Participants were asked to complete an online questionnaire designed to investigate what type of follow-up services women treated for breast cancer would prefer. The survey took about 30 minutes to complete.

Where was the project conducted?

The project was conducted online so could be completed in the privacy of your own home.

What publications were achieved as a result of this project?

This project is still underway however we will add information about the publications resulting from the research as soon as they are available.