Toward an Understanding of Body Image Adaptation Following Surgical Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer
If you agree to take part in this study, you will take part in a face-to-face interview with
the study staff. It should take about 1 hour to complete. You will also be asked to
complete a questionnaire about your demographic information such as age and ethnicity. The
interview will be done in a private research area and will be audio-recorded.
The researchers are interested in learning more about your experience of adjusting to the
changes in your appearance after your surgery for head and neck cancer. You may be asked to
look in a mirror and describe what you see.
If you ask for another interview, or if the interviewer would like your information made
more clear, you will be scheduled for a second interview. You will be provided with an
early summary of your interview, and you will be able to provide feedback over the phone or
in writing on the accuracy of the information and the conclusions.
This is an investigational study.
Up to 20 patients and 15 healthcare providers will take part in this study. All will be
enrolled at MD Anderson.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Patients' Body Image Adaptation (Interviews)
Patients' experiences of viewing themselves in the mirror immediately after surgical treatment for head and neck cancer. Descriptive information derived from 1 hour face-to-face interviews with qualitative methodology using Grounded Theory design and methods with use of constant comparative technique and analysis.
Study period 2 years to complete face-to-face interviews
Michelle C. Fingeret, PHD
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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