Closed Studies

Technology-Based Communication After a Cancer Diagnosis


Katie Darabos, MS, PhD candidate, and Jennifer S. Ford, PhD, Hunter College, City University of New York

Study Review

The purpose of this study was to learn how technology-based communication can be used to support young adult cancer patients and survivors. The researchers wanted to enroll 60 women between the ages of 18 and 44 diagnosed with stage 0-IV breast cancer within the past 5 years. Participants were asked to complete an online survey and participate in an optional communication task.

The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on January 19, 2019 and the researchers closed enrollment on June 7, 2019. The AOW provided them with 58 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

To view the researchers’ presentation of the study’s findings, click here.

Resulting Publications:

Relational processes and psychological adjustment among young adults with cancer: The role of technology‐related communication



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