Taking CHARGE: Developing and Evaluating an Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161295
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Presentation
Title:
Taking CHARGE: Developing and Evaluating an Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract:
Taking CHARGE: Developing and Evaluating an Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Cimprich, Bernadine, PhD, RN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:SON, 400 North Ingalls - Room 2172, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Co-Authors:Laurel Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor; Nancy Janz, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; Patricia A. Wren, PhD, Associate Research Scientist; Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor; Charles Given, PhD, Professor
The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate the Taking CHARGE program to help women make successful transitions to survivorship after breast cancer treatment. Despite evidence that women need continuing support to deal with post-treatment emotional, physical and social concerns, few programs have been developed to meet these needs. The Taking CHARGE program addresses important survivorship topics and employs a unique self-management approach guided by Social Cognitive Theory and the principles of Self-Regulation. Program development included expert content validation, a feasibility study, and a randomized study comparing participants to a control group of survivors using established outcome measures. This report focuses on results of the process evaluation obtained from the intervention group. The program content consisted of four components: improving psychological well being; managing symptoms; achieving functional wellness; and resuming family, work and social roles. Participants identified a personal concern to aid in learning self-management techniques. The program was delivered in two small group and two telephone sessions by nurse/health educators and extended over a seven-week period. Forty-nine women (34 to 66 years old), completing breast cancer treatment at community and university cancer center settings, were randomly assigned to the intervention (n=25) or control (n=24) group. Process evaluation results obtained from the participants in the intervention group indicated a number of program strengths. All participants worked on a personal problem; 94% developed a specific plan. The women ranked all four topics as very useful, with the session on improving psychological well being receiving the highest marks (4.4 out of 5). Overall, participants ranked the utility of the Taking CHARGE program high (4.4 out of 5). The Taking CHARGE process evaluations indicate a need for evidence-based interventions for successful transition to survivorship following breast cancer treatment.
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.titleTaking CHARGE: Developing and Evaluating an Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161295-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Taking CHARGE: Developing and Evaluating an Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cimprich, Bernadine, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 400 North Ingalls - Room 2172, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Laurel Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor; Nancy Janz, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; Patricia A. Wren, PhD, Associate Research Scientist; Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor; Charles Given, PhD, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate the Taking CHARGE program to help women make successful transitions to survivorship after breast cancer treatment. Despite evidence that women need continuing support to deal with post-treatment emotional, physical and social concerns, few programs have been developed to meet these needs. The Taking CHARGE program addresses important survivorship topics and employs a unique self-management approach guided by Social Cognitive Theory and the principles of Self-Regulation. Program development included expert content validation, a feasibility study, and a randomized study comparing participants to a control group of survivors using established outcome measures. This report focuses on results of the process evaluation obtained from the intervention group. The program content consisted of four components: improving psychological well being; managing symptoms; achieving functional wellness; and resuming family, work and social roles. Participants identified a personal concern to aid in learning self-management techniques. The program was delivered in two small group and two telephone sessions by nurse/health educators and extended over a seven-week period. Forty-nine women (34 to 66 years old), completing breast cancer treatment at community and university cancer center settings, were randomly assigned to the intervention (n=25) or control (n=24) group. Process evaluation results obtained from the participants in the intervention group indicated a number of program strengths. All participants worked on a personal problem; 94% developed a specific plan. The women ranked all four topics as very useful, with the session on improving psychological well being receiving the highest marks (4.4 out of 5). Overall, participants ranked the utility of the Taking CHARGE program high (4.4 out of 5). The Taking CHARGE process evaluations indicate a need for evidence-based interventions for successful transition to survivorship following breast cancer treatment. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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