AYA Spirituality Trial

Religious/Spiritual Coping in Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer

Study Objectives

The primary aim of the proposed study is to describe the prevalence, nature, and trajectory of R/S coping and R/S struggle in AYAs across the initial months of cancer therapy.

Study Information

Patients will complete questionnaires at three time points:

  • 2-8 weeks after diagnosis
  • 4 weeks after first survey
  • 12 weeks after first survey

At each time point you will be asked to complete questionnaires on the following subjects:

  • Religious/Spiritual Coping
  • Depression
  • Quality of life
  • Intensity of treatment experience
  • Religious/Spiritual identification and practices
  • Personal characteristics

All questionnaires will be completed online using a program called REDCap Survey. REDCap has security features to protect your private information. You will be emailed a link to complete questionnaires using REDCap

Patient Population

  • Patients aged 15-39 years
  • Patient receiving cancer treatment at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital (MBCH), MultiCare Regional Cancer Centers (MRCC), or any Northwest Medical Specialties (NWMS) locations
  • Patient diagnosed 2-4 weeks prior to study enrollment with cancer of any type
  • Patient expected to remain on treatment for at least 12 weeks of the 16 week duration of the study

Number of Patients: 240

On-Site Study Visits

  • Consent Conference

Following completion of the consent, patients will be emailed a link to complete questionnaires using REDCap
Survey. If the questionnaires are not completed within 24 hours REDCap will send you a reminder email. If they are not completed within 48 hours another reminder email will be sent. A member of the study team may also follow up with you by phone, text, or email when the survey links are sent.

We think it will take fewer than 30 minutes to complete the first set of questionnaires. We think it will take fewer than 25 minutes to complete the second set of questionnaires. We think it will take fewer than 25 minutes to complete the third set of questionnaires.

We think the total time needed to complete the study will be fewer than 75 minutes.

If you choose to respond to each set of questionnaires you will be in the study for 12-16 weeks

Study Location

Mary Bridge Children’s
317 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA, 98403

MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Tacoma General Hospital
1003 South 5th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Auburn Medical Plaza
121 N Division
Auburn, WA 98002

MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
4545 Pt Fosdick Dr NW, Suite 215
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
Good Samaritan Hospital
400 15th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

Northwest Medical Specialties

Contact Information: 253-306-0532