As emerging adults are the highest users of social media, contributing the largest amount of content as home users, and using online means to connect with partners in their intimate relationships (Boyle & O'Sullivan, 2014; Dewing, 2010; Joinson & Paine, 2007), cyberstalking and less severe online PRCT behaviours are likely to be more prevalent in this population than in other age groups.
We hypothesize that the use and experience of online PRCT will be common in our sample because of the high use of digital technologies among emerging adults in everyday and relationship contexts (Boyle & O'Sullivan, 2014; Dewing, 2010; Joinson & Paine, 2007).
Are there gender differences in the types of PRCT behaviours that emerging adults engage in and experience following a relationship breakup?
Which PRCT behaviours are most common after a relationship breakup among emerging adults?
Are relationship characteristics (duration, type, breakup intensity) associated with the use of PRCT behaviours by emerging adults following a relationship breakup?
The final 14 offline PRCT items can be found in Table 1.
The eight online PRCT items can be found in Table 1.
The frequencies with which respondents reported none, at least one, or both offline and online PRCT behaviours are presented in Table 3.
A frequency analysis was conducted on individual behaviour items to examine more closely the type of PRCT behaviours that occurred post-breakup (RQ3) (see Table 2).
With regard to the duration of preradiation chemotherapy, median RT-specific PFS was 8.5 months (95% CI, 6.2-10.7) for patients with PRCT > 9 months compared to 5.6 months (95% CI, 3.2-8.0) for patients with PRCT duration of [less than or equal to] 9 months (P = 0.293).
Our analysis investigated the role of PRCT, especially in regard to optimal duration and comparative effectiveness and toxicities for conventional as opposed to image-guided and intensity-modulated radiation.
Abbreviations Conv-RT: Conventional radiotherapy CT: Chemotherapy CTV: Clinical target volume GTV: Gross tumor volume Gy: Gray ICT: Induction chemotherapy IGRT: Image-guided radiotherapy IMRT: Intensity-modulated radiotherapy LAPC: Locally advanced pancreatic cancer MV-CT: Megavoltage computed tomography OS: Overall survival PFS: Progression-free survival PRCT: Preradiation chemotherapy Pts: Patients PTV: Planning target volume RT: Radiotherapy RCT: Radiochemotherapy RT: Radiation therapy SIB: Simultaneous integrated boost.