Journal article

Exploration of motivation to participate in a study of cancer-related cognitive impairment among patients with newly diagnosed aggressive lymphoma: a qualitative sub-study

Priscilla Gates, Haryana Dhillon, Karla Gough, Carlene Wilson, Eliza Hawkes, Lindsay Scudder, Tania Cushion, Meinir Krishnasamy



PURPOSE: Cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) is a recognised adverse consequence of cancer and its treatment. This qualitative sub-study was undertaken as part of a larger prospective longitudinal study in which recruitment and retention were very high. The aim was to gain an understanding of participants reasons for ongoing participation, at a time of heightened stress related to a new diagnosis of aggressive lymphoma and the rapid commencement of treatment. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive sub-study included semi-structured interviews with twenty-seven participants. Interviews were recorded and transcribed, and a thematic descriptive approach was used to analyse the data. RESUL..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study is supported by a non-restricted educational grant from Celgene Pty Ltd to support the costs associated with the neuroimaging. A PhD scholarship to the first author is provided by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre Supportive Care Research PhD scholarship through the Victorian Cancer Agency.