A study on the role of spirituality and faith during cancer treatment

Official Title: Patient perceptions about the role of spirituality and faith during cancer treatment


The purpose of the current study is to characterize the perspectives of cancer patients who have undergone a cancer-directed surgery on the role of spirituality and/or religion during their cancer journey in order to better define the desired access to related resources during cancer care. Results from this study will inform future research aimed at addressing patient-centered spirituality/faith needs of cancer patients.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Elizabeth Palmer elizabeth.palmer@osumc.edu

Eligibility criteria:

If you’ve had or will have surgery to treat a cancer diagnosis, you can help researchers at Ohio State examine how patient spirituality and/or religion influences the cancer journey by taking an online survey.

Participants should be:
• Over 18 years old.
• Diagnosed with cancer (all types).
• At least four months past the initial cancer diagnosis.
• Underwent or will receive a surgical procedure related to their cancer
• Able read and write in the English language.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Palmer