First Supervisor: Dr Martin Dempster
Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Donnelly
PhD Title: Development of an intervention to reduce psychological distress in oesophageal and gastric cancer patients and their carers
Summary of Project: My PhD aims to develop a theoretically driven psychological intervention for oesophageal and gastric cancer patients and their carers to reduce depression and anxiety. The intervention will be based on Leventhal's Common-Sense Model (1980), a self-regulatory model with a focus on illness perceptions.
Development of the intervention will follow best practice as outlined by the Medical Research Council Guidelines (2006) and encompass both development and piloting/feasibility processes.
Research Cluster: Social Issues
Applied health psychology, adjustment to chronic illness, illness perceptions, coping, personality and illness, behaviour change interventions, psycho-oncology, childhood/teenage cancer, critical health psychology, community health interventions, sociocultural issues in health
NIBPS 2012 – Poster Presentation. Psychological interventions based on Leventhal's Common-Sense Model (1980) for chronic illness
Academia.edu profile - http://qub.academia.edu/LisaGraham
PSYPAG Northern Ireland Representative - http://www.psypag.co.uk