Prospective Investigation of the Quality of Life, Emotional Functioning, and Treatment Satisfaction among Patients in Radiation Medicine
The purpose of this study is to better understand the role of pre-treatment mood and quality of life on mid-treatment mood and quality of life, as well as post-treatment mood, quality of life, and treatment satisfaction. Knowing how mood and quality of life affect individuals before, during, and after radiation treatment will allow us to develop and implement ways of providing the best individualized support to individuals undergoing similar treatment in the future.
Quality of life among individuals with breast or prostate cancer, who are seeking curative treatment with radiation.
Individuals who are older than age 18, who can read English-language questionnaires, and who are seeking curative radiation treatment for breast or prostate cancer.
18 - 100
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
Approximately 12 months.
Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires for the first time prior to initiating radiation treatment. They will be asked to complete standardized questionnaires at approximately the halfway point of their treatment, at the end of their treatment, and at their one-month follow-up office visit. We will also ask to contact participants via phone approximately 12 months after their follow-up visit in order to ask questions about quality of life and general health at that time.
Sara Walker, PhD
Department of Radiation Medicine
Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry