Update on Research Study about Coping With Cancer

Hello All,

I am a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate and am working on my dissertation in which I explore how social support and personal coping styles might impact a cancer patient's emotional distress. My work is inspired by two dear friends who were diagnosed with cancer in their early twenties, one of whom is still in active treatment 11 years later.

I'm updating an earlier posting about this study, because the requirements for participation have recently changed. Remission no longer excludes you from participation, so if you are interested in completing the survey, but found that you were not able to do so before, please follow the link below to the revised version.

I am personally invested in this work and so I intend to approach it with the utmost respect. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me directly, or reply to this posting.

Thank you for consideration!
All the best,


“Expectations for Fighting Spirit in Cancer Patients: Analysis of the Relationships between Interpersonal Congruency and Mental Health Functioning”

You will be asked a series of questions regarding your coping strategies and psychological functioning after cancer diagnosis. In order to better understand how people cope with cancer, we are interested in hearing the voices of cancer survivors. You will qualify for the study if you are 18 years old or older and have been diagnosed with any type of cancer – excluding brain cancer - at least one month prior to participation in the study. The entire study will take about 20 minutes to complete. If you are uncomfortable at any time, you are welcome to stop answering the questions.

You can use the following link to access the study:

Thank you for considering your participation. The study is confidential.
Please feel free to send this study to others who may qualify.
We appreciate your time.

Laura Shiffrin, MA

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