Project ID: 2015_042_GIR_01

Supporting a loved one with cancer has the potential to impact on the supporter’s physical and mental health. This project aims to gather information to assist in the development of an online supporter training intervention, Care Assist, specifically designed for male supporters of women with breast cancer.

The researcher: Professor Afaf Girgis

Professor Girgis is Director of the Psycho-oncology Research Group at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research & University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Professor Girgis has a strong commitment to translating research into clinical practice, as well as a demonstrated track record of effective engagement with service providers, end-users of research and the community, to ensure the relevance and acceptability of interventions aimed at improving cancer care and outcomes.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in this project if you are a male who is caring for, or has cared for, a woman with breast cancer.

What does this project involve?

If you decide to take part in this project, you will be asked to complete a short online survey that asks about your needs and challenges throughout the cancer journey, which should take 10-20 minutes to complete.

Where is the project being conducted?

The project is being conducted at the University of New South Wales. As this is an online survey, you can participate at a time and place convenient to you.

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:
•    Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
•    Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.
After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.