FOCUS GROUP

The health information needs, health information seeking behavior, and health information utilization of cancer patients and their non-medical caregivers

This study is conducted by the Binaytara Foundation with community grant support from the office of community outreach and engagement, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


WHAT: It is known that cancer patients have unmet information needs that can lead to a stressful and challenging experience before and during treatment. We are organizing small focus groups with cancer patients and their non-medical caregivers to understand what health-related information they needed when they found out they or their loved one had cancer, where they went for that information, whether they successfully obtained the information, and if they did obtain the information, what they did with it. Results from these discussions will help support the development of educational programs that empower cancer patients to make healthcare choices to improve quality of life. The Binaytara Foundation organizes regular cancer education programs to educate and empower cancer patients and their loved ones to manage their health.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE FOCUS GROUP? : Cancer patients living in the Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties, WA , and family members who actively provide support to cancer patients in these counties are eligible to participate in this study.

INCENTIVE FOR PARTICIPATION : A $30 Target or Amazon gift card will be provided as a compensation for your participation in this focus group

WHEN & WHERE? Focus groups will be held over Zoom video conferencing. You can pick ONE of the following dates to participate: November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30, and December 2, 7, and 9. The focus group will last for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Additional information will be provided 1 week prior to your scheduled focus group date.

HOW TO SIGN UP?: Please fill out this form. If you have any questions, you can contact Vidhi Singh at [email protected].

See videos from our past patient education summits below:

Videos from the Binaytara Foundation’s northwest cancer patient summit in February 2017