The emotional impact of a brain tumour can be tough for patients. Receiving the news of the diagnosis, undergoing those complex treatments, managing the associated side effects, and adjusting to a new way of life can all have a massive effect on our state of mind.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Psychology are looking into how cancer patients feel about themselves and the consequences that those feelings might have for mental wellbeing. The team hope that the link between feeling states and mental health can eventually be modified, resulting in significantly improved wellbeing for those affected.
We know that improved wellbeing means a better quality of life, and so we’re delighted to invite our patient community to take part. In fact we’re positively encouraging it!
The study is open to patients of any age who have been diagnosed with low-grade or malignant tumours. Taking part in the research involves completing a series of short questionnaires, each of which will take approximately 15 minutes. All responses are anonymous and will be treated confidentially. Everyone taking part will be given a full debrief and feedback on the results at the end of the study.
For more info on the research or to take part, head over to the study webpages and log in using the following password – myemotion