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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157909
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gear UP! Symposium Overview Abstract: Session 1132
Abstract:
Gear UP! Symposium Overview Abstract: Session 1132
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Beck, Susan L., PhD, APRN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Utah College of Nursing
Title:Professor and Carter Endowed Chair in Nursing
Contact Address:10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA
Contact Telephone:801-971-5338
Gear Up! is an exploratory randomized clinical trial to test a targeted and tailored intervention designed to help men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer to manage their symptoms. The study is based on the Symptoms Experience Model (Armstrong) and the intervention applies concepts of adult learning theory. The study is unique in that it targets specific symptoms likely to occur after 40Gy of external beam radiation therapy or radiation therapy followed by a seed implant. Although there is a common profile of symptoms that are targeted, not all men will experience all symptoms and to the same degree. The study is also tailored based on learning preference and uses a unique randomized preference design. These two features, targeting and tailoring, are becoming common in behavioral and symptom management trials. Yet these two characteristics have yielded many challenges in study implementation. These challenges include: feasibility issues in recruitment and implementation of the design, the need for targeted educational materials that apply knowledge in health literacy, the necessity of a data collection system to handle the complexities of targeted interventions, and the need to assure treatment fidelity as recommended by national standards. This symposium will share the interdisciplinary work of our team in creatively and effectively addressing these challenges. Four papers will be presented. 1. The Randomized Preference Design: Tailoring Learning Preferences; 2. Developing the Gear Up! Guidebook: Issues in Health Literacy; 3. Database Design for Tailored Questionnaires in a Nursing Intervention Trial; and 4. Application of the New NIH Treatment Fidelity Guidelines to a Tailored Intervention Trial.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGear UP! Symposium Overview Abstract: Session 1132en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157909-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gear UP! Symposium Overview Abstract: Session 1132</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Beck, Susan L., PhD, APRN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Utah College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Carter Endowed Chair in Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-971-5338</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">susan.beck@nurs.utah.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Gear Up! is an exploratory randomized clinical trial to test a targeted and tailored intervention designed to help men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer to manage their symptoms. The study is based on the Symptoms Experience Model (Armstrong) and the intervention applies concepts of adult learning theory. The study is unique in that it targets specific symptoms likely to occur after 40Gy of external beam radiation therapy or radiation therapy followed by a seed implant. Although there is a common profile of symptoms that are targeted, not all men will experience all symptoms and to the same degree. The study is also tailored based on learning preference and uses a unique randomized preference design. These two features, targeting and tailoring, are becoming common in behavioral and symptom management trials. Yet these two characteristics have yielded many challenges in study implementation. These challenges include: feasibility issues in recruitment and implementation of the design, the need for targeted educational materials that apply knowledge in health literacy, the necessity of a data collection system to handle the complexities of targeted interventions, and the need to assure treatment fidelity as recommended by national standards. This symposium will share the interdisciplinary work of our team in creatively and effectively addressing these challenges. Four papers will be presented. 1. The Randomized Preference Design: Tailoring Learning Preferences; 2. Developing the Gear Up! Guidebook: Issues in Health Literacy; 3. Database Design for Tailored Questionnaires in a Nursing Intervention Trial; and 4. Application of the New NIH Treatment Fidelity Guidelines to a Tailored Intervention Trial.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:19:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:19:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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