I am a widow with three adult children, four delightful grand children and a 12 month old west highland white terrier called Maggie. I am also the researcher and PhD student who is preparing to conduct a research project with the cooperation of you, the members of the Purple Boot brigade, Breast Cancer Care of WA and Edith Cowan University.
Your information about your needs for information and support during your breast cancer journey plus that of your supporters, will help me design a closed website for breast cancer patients to interact and share their experiences.
Members of the Purple Boot Brigade, breast cancer patients and their
supporters, will be the first people invited to join the new online group.
Once the website has been established (probably 3 months from launching) an online professional will introduced who will provide online support for the members. This support will be provided for a period of 6 months then evaluated to determine whether it is effective and if you are satisfied with it. I will be a member of the community and moderator together with Vanessa Bradshaw from Purple Boot Brigade
In order to do this I would like your assistance through focus groups, surveys and interviews. Research information will also be obtained through your online posts/talk. You can be assured that all of this information will be kept confidential and details regarding the processes will be available to you before the research commences.
I hope you can join me on our journey into the unknown online community territory in order to see if online support and information is of benefit to you and your family.
If you would like to join me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on (08) 9370 6560