Delivering a Written Representational Intervention to Ease Symptoms (WRITE symptoms) via the Internet

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160036
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Presentation
Title:
Delivering a Written Representational Intervention to Ease Symptoms (WRITE symptoms) via the Internet
Abstract:
Delivering a Written Representational Intervention to Ease Symptoms (WRITE symptoms) via the Internet
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Donovan, Heidi, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 336 Victoria Building - 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
Contact Telephone:412 624 2699
Co-Authors:Judy Knapp, PhD, MSW, Project Director and Margaret Fields, ACNP, MSN, Nurse Practitioner
Women with recurrent ovarian cancer experience multiple, co-occurring symptoms that drastically impair functioning and quality of life. The process of managing multiple symptoms can be overwhelming to patients and health care providers, and educational interventions to improve symptom management have been disappointing. The Representational Approach to Patient Education, originally developed for face-to-face (F2F) interviews, has served as a guide for several psycho-educational interventions targeting a range of clinical problems. A pilot study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of using secure Internet message boards to deliver a "Written Representational Intervention to Ease Symptoms" (WRITE symptoms) to improve symptom management for women with ovarian cancer. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the issues confronted in translating the Representational Approach, originally designed to be delivered in F2F interviews, to an Internet delivery mode. Specific issues include: developing a therapeutic relationship; use of synchronous versus asynchronous delivery modes; maintaining theoretical and intervention integrity, and; balancing efficiency versus richness of communication. For each issue, a summary of evidence will be presented regarding the extent to which it has been evaluated in the literature. The Internet-based pilot study, WRITE Symptoms, will be used to illustrate each of these issues and will provide a context for discussing possible solutions. Interventions for promoting health increasingly rely on technology, but the success of technology-based interventions depends on researchers' abilities to resolve unique design and delivery issues. This presentation will raise important issues to consider when designing, delivering, and evaluating theory-based psycho-educational interventions via the Internet.
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.titleDelivering a Written Representational Intervention to Ease Symptoms (WRITE symptoms) via the Interneten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160036-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Delivering a Written Representational Intervention to Ease Symptoms (WRITE symptoms) via the Internet</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Donovan, Heidi, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 336 Victoria Building - 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">412 624 2699</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">donovanh@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judy Knapp, PhD, MSW, Project Director and Margaret Fields, ACNP, MSN, Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Women with recurrent ovarian cancer experience multiple, co-occurring symptoms that drastically impair functioning and quality of life. The process of managing multiple symptoms can be overwhelming to patients and health care providers, and educational interventions to improve symptom management have been disappointing. The Representational Approach to Patient Education, originally developed for face-to-face (F2F) interviews, has served as a guide for several psycho-educational interventions targeting a range of clinical problems. A pilot study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of using secure Internet message boards to deliver a &quot;Written Representational Intervention to Ease Symptoms&quot; (WRITE symptoms) to improve symptom management for women with ovarian cancer. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the issues confronted in translating the Representational Approach, originally designed to be delivered in F2F interviews, to an Internet delivery mode. Specific issues include: developing a therapeutic relationship; use of synchronous versus asynchronous delivery modes; maintaining theoretical and intervention integrity, and; balancing efficiency versus richness of communication. For each issue, a summary of evidence will be presented regarding the extent to which it has been evaluated in the literature. The Internet-based pilot study, WRITE Symptoms, will be used to illustrate each of these issues and will provide a context for discussing possible solutions. Interventions for promoting health increasingly rely on technology, but the success of technology-based interventions depends on researchers' abilities to resolve unique design and delivery issues. This presentation will raise important issues to consider when designing, delivering, and evaluating theory-based psycho-educational interventions via the Internet.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:33:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:33:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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