SNAP

The Unmet Supportive Care Needs of Arab People Affected by Cancer (SNAP)

In Australia, Arab people with cancer experience higher levels of anxiety and depression, and worse quality of life than other people with cancer. They are more than twice as likely as other people with cancer to have what are called unmet supportive care needs. These are problems which, after receiving routine health care, remain unmet because they don't have the ability to meet these needs.

The overall aim of this comparative study is to explore the unmet supportive care needs and the impact of these needs in Arab Australian and Arab Jordanian people affected by cancer. The study will help to identify the preferences for and acceptability of supportive care interventions for Arab people affected by cancer.

Specifically, this study seeks to identify:

  • Describe the prevalence of unmet supportive care needs among Arab people affected by cancer
  • Identify the most prevalent 'moderate-high' unmet supportive care needs of Arab people affected by cancer
  • Identify preferences for and acceptability of supportive care interventions for Arab people affected by cancer
  • Explore differences between Arab-Australian and Arab-Jordanian cancer patients in terms of unmet supportive care needs

Funding:

2016 SWSLHD and Ingham Institute Research Scholarship: $9764.00 and the Australian Arab Business Council: $9650.00

Project Team:

Alananzeh I (CANR), Everett B (CANR), Kwok C (Western Sydney University), Levesque J (Monash University)


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