Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Patients With Cancer
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The purpose of this study is to understand the impact of COVID-19 on patients with cancer through a survey.
Condition or disease
The global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting cancer patients and their treatments. Cancer patients are among those at high risk of developing serious illness from an infection because their immune systems are often weakened by cancer and its treatments. Due to the growing coronavirus outbreak, patients clinic visits are being cancelled and many are facing social isolation and strict restrictions on their daily lives. We want to evaluate the impact of the coronavirus on the patient's well-being and their cancer care by assessing the delays in their medical care and any other unmet needs. We have created a survey that is available online for any patient with cancer to fill out voluntarily regarding their experiences to date. The survey is available at: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ctKS6ZSMYdEYoXX
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 99 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Individuals who are diagnosed with any cancer diagnosis . We plan to enroll as many patients as possible in the survey portion of the study - we have no limitation of the numbers and do not require a specific number to participate although we hope to achieve at least 50 participants who fill out the survey.
Among survey participants, we plan to enroll 18-30 participants in semi-structured telephone interviews. These participants will be randomly selected among those who filled out the survey.
The research procedures are as followed:
Survey: An online survey link will include questions regarding the impact patients with cancer are experiencing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Semi-structured Interviews (18-30 participants): For those participants who state that they would like to participate in an interview, a random sample will be contacted.
The patients must be 18 years or older.
Patients who opt in to complete the survey.
Patients must have the capacity to verbally consent for the interview.