The purpose of this study is to investigate the psychological, social, functional, and physical well-being of young adults (YAs) with cancer across Canada. We intend to compare your answers to a similar age group of YAs in Canada who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Data obtained from this study will be used to advocate for the needs of YAs with cancer and develop programs to address these issues.
We will be collaborating with Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) to investigate whether efforts to reduce isolation and connect YAs with cancer improve coping and adjustment. Specifically, we will assess whether frequency and intensity of contact with support from the YACC network influences psychological outcomes.
You are eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:
What does this study involve?
In this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey. Participation involves answering questions about your age, sex, gender, sexuality, living arrangement, relationship status, ethnic/racial heritage, children, academic/employment status, and financial situation. You will also be asked about your psychological, social, functional, and physical well-being, your cancer experience, and your involvement with YACC.
Participation in this study is completely voluntary and will take approximately 45 minutes of your time. We are not collecting any personally identifiable information and the data you provide will not be able to be traced back to you.
As thanks for your participation you can enter a draw to win a $25.00 e-gift card, or an expenses paid trip to attend a YACC event of your choosing. More details are available on the consent form.
Primary Investigator: Sheila N. Garland, PhD
(Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science and
Division of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine)
Co-Investigators: Geoff Eaton and Karine Chalifour,
Young Adult Cancer Canada
Breanna Lane, PsyD Student, Memorial University
Ken Fowler, PhD, Memorial University
Luc Clair, PhD, University of Winnipeg
Funding provided by:
This study currently recruiting participants