“I was keen to go on a clinical trial. I wanted to try new cancer treatments and hopefully help future generations.”
A study about how women with breast cancer and women who do not have cancer spend their time
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is for both women with breast cancer and women who don’t have cancer. The researchers want to find out how women spend their time on daily activities and how they would prefer to spend their time.
More about this trial
Having breast cancer can change what you think is important and how much time you spend on things each day.
In this study you fill in a questionnaire asking about:
- any paid work you do
- work you do around the house
- looking after your children, other members of the family or someone else
- any voluntary work you do
- your leisure time and what you do to relax
The study team are asking women who have or had breast cancer, and women who have not had cancer. They will compare their answers to understand how women balance their time between their daily activities. The researchers will focus on:
- how women decide to spend more or less time on an activity
- trying to work out the value of time in terms of money
- comparing the preferences of women with and without cancer
You won’t get any direct benefit from taking part in this study. But your answers could identify the social policies needed to help women do what they want with their time.
For example, women with breast cancer might prefer part-time work so they have a better balance between health, work and life. The answers from the survey might make it possible for social policy to allow more flexible working patterns so women can do this.
Who can enter
The following bullet points list the entry conditions for this study. Talk to your doctor or the study team if you are unsure about any of these. They will be able to advise you.
Who can take part
You may be able to join this study if you are a woman who has or had breast cancer or if you have not had cancer. And you are between 18 and 65 years old.
Who can’t take part
You cannot join this study if any of these apply. You:
- are not able to read or write English
- have a condition such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s or any other condition that can affect your mental health even if it is mild
The study team need the following to join the study:
- 200 women who have or had breast cancer
- 200 women who have not had cancer
You fill in a questionnaire online. The questions ask about:
- how much time you spend doing different things during the day
- how you would prefer to spend your time
- what you feel about time including your general feeling about time and satisfaction with time spent on each daily activity
- yourself, such as your education, if you are married or single, your general health, number of people you are living with
It should take around 20 to 25 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
There are no hospital visits if you join this study.
There are no side effects from taking part in this study.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
University Of Aberdeen