If you decide to participate in the study, you will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires about personal characteristics, cancer or diabetes and feelings and thoughts about illness. It is estimated that the initial questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will be contacted at three monthly intervals for a period of six months to complete further questionnaires. These questionnaires will be considerably shorter and will require only 15 minutes to complete. You may elect to receive either email or SMS reminders for subsequent questionnaires or to elect to have a paper version of the questionnaires mailed out to you for completion.
You may choose to enter a draw to win one of seven iPod Shuffles (one per disease group) on completion of the study, with one chance in the draw allocated for each questionnaire completed.
Are there any known risks?
There are no known risks associated with this study. However, answering questions about illness may be distressing for some people. If your responses show high levels of depression, anxiety or stress, you will be contacted by one of the researchers to help organise psychological assistance where required. If you decide to participate, it is important to note that you are free to withdraw from further participation in the research at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence.