Effects of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Module on a Pancreatic Cancer Web Site Patient/Family Chat Room

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151556
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Module on a Pancreatic Cancer Web Site Patient/Family Chat Room
Abstract:
Effects of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Module on a Pancreatic Cancer Web Site Patient/Family Chat Room
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Coleman, JoAnn, RN, MS, ACNP, AOCN
P.I. Institution Name:Johns Hopkins Hospital
Title:Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Securing accurate information about treatment and prognosis is important to those with pancreatic cancer given its high mortality and short survival. The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the effect of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) module on postings in the Chat Room of a pancreatic cancer website. Six hundred postings were analyzed. Three themes were isolated: Information (seeking, giving or both), Support (seeking, giving or both), and Reporting (status or death). Information included: treatments, nutrition, prognosis, end of life care, cost of care, symptoms, and support (social, emotional, spiritual, or physical). A greater proportion of postings sought information after the FAQ module was added although questions about medical treatment decreased while questions about prognosis and end of life care nearly doubled. There was no difference in the proportion of postings addressing support. Medical treatment was the most common treatment reported and pain was the most common symptom reported. This study supported the addition of a FAQ module to a pancreatic cancer website and revealed the need for information regarding pain management and care giving at the end of life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Module on a Pancreatic Cancer Web Site Patient/Family Chat Roomen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151556-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Module on a Pancreatic Cancer Web Site Patient/Family Chat Room</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Coleman, JoAnn, RN, MS, ACNP, AOCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Johns Hopkins Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Acute Care Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jcoleman@jhmi.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Securing accurate information about treatment and prognosis is important to those with pancreatic cancer given its high mortality and short survival. The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the effect of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) module on postings in the Chat Room of a pancreatic cancer website. Six hundred postings were analyzed. Three themes were isolated: Information (seeking, giving or both), Support (seeking, giving or both), and Reporting (status or death). Information included: treatments, nutrition, prognosis, end of life care, cost of care, symptoms, and support (social, emotional, spiritual, or physical). A greater proportion of postings sought information after the FAQ module was added although questions about medical treatment decreased while questions about prognosis and end of life care nearly doubled. There was no difference in the proportion of postings addressing support. Medical treatment was the most common treatment reported and pain was the most common symptom reported. This study supported the addition of a FAQ module to a pancreatic cancer website and revealed the need for information regarding pain management and care giving at the end of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:06:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:06:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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