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Recruitment of Volunteers for RIBP Study


Dear Readers:

Elise Radina, Associate Professor of Family Studies from the Department of Family Studies and Social Work at Miami University, asked me to share with you a call for volunteers in a qualitative study of women and men with radiation induced brachial plexopathy (RIBP).

I am glad to assist in this important task – here is the announcement:

Women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer-related radiation induced brachial plexopathy (RIBP), with or without lymphedema, are invited to participate in a study. The purpose of this study is to help better understand patients’ experiences with RIBP including symptom experience, lifestyle changes, health information use, and interactions with health care providers, personal coping, and the impact of RIBP on family or relationship quality of life.

Volunteers will participate in an informal interview over the telephone, via Skype, or face-to-face with an interviewer. The interview may last up to 90 minutes.

This study has been approved by the Miami University Institutional Review Board: 11-052.

If you would like to participate in this opportunity, please contact the Principal Investigator:

Elise Radina, PhD, CFLE
Associate Professor
Family Studies & Social Work
Miami University


Exploring the Personal Impact of Breast Cancer-related Radiation Induced Brachial Plexopathy (RIBP)

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