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Saint Elizabeth to host research study called Conversations About Cancer

February 17 2014

The Lincoln community is invited to participate in a research study called Conversations About Cancer. The study is conducted by San Diego State University and Klein Buendel, Inc. and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center is hosting the study.

Participants can choose between two different times: Friday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. Researchers will share information with cancer patients, cancer survivors and their family members. All qualifying participants will receive $50 and will be randomly-assigned to watch a video about managing cancer: one about nutrition or one about family communication.

The study seeks to understand how people whose lives are touched by cancer make use of information about cancer. The hope is to benefit cancer patients and their families now as well as in the future.

The study is anticipated to take three to four hours and includes two questionnaires (one prior to the video and another after the video) that take about 10 minutes each to complete. Participants will also be asked to complete a third questionnaire online four weeks after the event. The questionnaires ask questions about cancer and the participant’s reaction to the video. All answers are voluntary, confidential and anonymous. All responses will be combined with the answers of all other participants. Participants will be encouraged, though not required, to attend a talkback or feedback session at the end of the event.

Please make a reservation by calling 1-800-278-7837 Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.