Pilot Testing an Internet Website that Tailors Education and Enhances Healthy Behaviors in Women Recovering from Surgery for Breast Cancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159728
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Presentation
Title:
Pilot Testing an Internet Website that Tailors Education and Enhances Healthy Behaviors in Women Recovering from Surgery for Breast Cancer
Abstract:
Pilot Testing an Internet Website that Tailors Education and Enhances Healthy Behaviors in Women Recovering from Surgery for Breast Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Berger, Ann, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 985330 NE MED CENTER, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA
Contact Telephone:402-559-4957
Co-Authors:A.M. Berger, C. Visovsky, B.R. Kuhn, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE;
Women in urban and rural areas need to access quality information after diagnosis for breast cancer. Many women do not receive adequate education through health care providers and get their information from poor quality resources. The pilot study's purpose was to construct and evaluate an internet-based, secure website "Promoting Optimal Recovery from Treatment (PORT)" for post-operative breast cancer patients. Wilson and Cleary's Quality of Life model was the conceptual framework guiding this study. This longitudinal study recruited participants (n=9) from urban and rural areas in surgeons' offices at the first post-operative appointment. Within 72 hours participants accessed the website and completed valid and reliable measurements of physical functioning, sleep quality, psychological, and physical symptoms. A newsletter tailored to individual measurement responses was generated for each woman to receive quality educational information and website links to promote surgical recovery. A few days later the research nurse phoned the participant and they developed an individualized, on-line PORT plan based on tailored newsletter information. Participants accessed an on-line PORT discussion board monitored by nurses. Both quantitative and qualitative responses were analyzed. Participants recorded that the website: was not difficult to access, on-line measurements were not difficult to complete, newsletter was accurate based on their responses to measurements, telephone counseling to develop the PORT plan was feasible, PORT intervention was acceptable, and on-line, secure, asynchronous discussion group was acceptable and easy to use, Qualitative comments will be shared. The nurse's role as patient educator can be enhanced by using high quality internet sites that generate tailored educational information that women can access in urban and rural areas. Healthy behaviors promoting surgical recovery can be enhanced by nurses using telephone counseling to generate a PORT plan. We conclude that the PORT intervention is ready for testing in a larger study.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePilot Testing an Internet Website that Tailors Education and Enhances Healthy Behaviors in Women Recovering from Surgery for Breast Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159728-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pilot Testing an Internet Website that Tailors Education and Enhances Healthy Behaviors in Women Recovering from Surgery for Breast Cancer</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Berger, Ann, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 985330 NE MED CENTER, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402-559-4957</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aberger@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A.M. Berger, C. Visovsky, B.R. Kuhn, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Women in urban and rural areas need to access quality information after diagnosis for breast cancer. Many women do not receive adequate education through health care providers and get their information from poor quality resources. The pilot study's purpose was to construct and evaluate an internet-based, secure website &quot;Promoting Optimal Recovery from Treatment (PORT)&quot; for post-operative breast cancer patients. Wilson and Cleary's Quality of Life model was the conceptual framework guiding this study. This longitudinal study recruited participants (n=9) from urban and rural areas in surgeons' offices at the first post-operative appointment. Within 72 hours participants accessed the website and completed valid and reliable measurements of physical functioning, sleep quality, psychological, and physical symptoms. A newsletter tailored to individual measurement responses was generated for each woman to receive quality educational information and website links to promote surgical recovery. A few days later the research nurse phoned the participant and they developed an individualized, on-line PORT plan based on tailored newsletter information. Participants accessed an on-line PORT discussion board monitored by nurses. Both quantitative and qualitative responses were analyzed. Participants recorded that the website: was not difficult to access, on-line measurements were not difficult to complete, newsletter was accurate based on their responses to measurements, telephone counseling to develop the PORT plan was feasible, PORT intervention was acceptable, and on-line, secure, asynchronous discussion group was acceptable and easy to use, Qualitative comments will be shared. The nurse's role as patient educator can be enhanced by using high quality internet sites that generate tailored educational information that women can access in urban and rural areas. Healthy behaviors promoting surgical recovery can be enhanced by nurses using telephone counseling to generate a PORT plan. We conclude that the PORT intervention is ready for testing in a larger study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:16:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:16:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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