Associate Professor Louisa Gordon: email@example.com
- This project can be scaled appropriately for PhD study, MPhil or Masters study.
The term ‘financial toxicity’ is broadly used to describe the distress or hardship arising from the financial burden of cancer treatment. In much the same way as physical side-effects of treatment like fatigue, nausea or blood toxicities, financial problems after cancer diagnosis are a major contributor to poorer quality of life, treatment non-adherence and delayed medical care. Currently there is no data collection tool that can assess the financial stress after cancer comprehensively and include out-of-pocket expenses, impacts to work life and work income and issues like forced early retirement. This project aims to develop and test a new data collection instrument that can be used to capture this important quality of life issue. The project would involve literature searches, developing a survey, recruiting participants via social media, administering the survey and data analysis.
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