Volunteers are currently being sought for a University of Notre Dame study that will examine how people cope with cancer.
Thomas V. Merluzzi, director of the Laboratory for Psycho-oncology Research in the Universitys Department of Psychology, is seeking a wide variety of men and women with cancer to participate in an investigation into measures of coping and quality of life in cancer patients.
Volunteers will be asked to respond to a series of questionnaires, which will take just over an hour to complete. They will receive $40 for their participation in the study. Some participants will be asked to participate in a second phase of the study, during which they will discuss some of their reactions to the items in the questionnaires. Phase two will take an additional 90 minutes of time and participants will receive an additional $60.
Merluzzi, a health psychologist and professor of psychology, studies coping processes in people with chronic and life-threatening diseases. He has been conducting research and providing interventions to cancer patients in northernIndianaand southernMichiganfor more than 10 years.
The project is funded by the National Cancer Institute.