The objective of this study is determine the information that patients need and want during hospitalization to help them plan for discharge. Self-management of cancer, as a chronic disease, is the focus of this study. To participate you must live in the United States, be at least 18 years old, currently or previously been diagnosed with cancer, and have been hospitalized after you received a diagnosis of cancer. The hospitalization does not have to be directly related to cancer. You will be asked to recall how information was shared with you during your hospitalization, if you had the information you needed when you got home, and how you think information sharing during hospitalization can be improved. Your participation in the study will contribute to a better understanding of how healthcare providers can meet the information needs of patients during hospitalization.
Please visit our webpage for more information; http://nursing.utexas.edu/tcrss/program/gap.html or directly access the survey: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cuAcZITOKoY9D3n
The principal investigator for the research study is Dr. Marge Benham-Hutchins, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin. For questions regarding the study please contact her at (512) 475-6351 or email@example.com.