Designing and Delivering a Psycho-Educational Cancer Symptom Management Program via the Internet

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163340
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Designing and Delivering a Psycho-Educational Cancer Symptom Management Program via the Internet
Author(s):
Donovan, Heidi; Fields, Margaret; Knapp, Judy; Mirchandani, Mitch
Author Details:
Heidi Donovan, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: donovanh@pitt.edu; Margaret Fields, MSN, ACNP; Judy Knapp, PhD, MSW; Mitch Mirchandani
Abstract:
Purpose: Interventions for promoting health increasingly rely on information technology, but the success of technology-based interventions depends on researchers' abilities to resolve unique design and delivery issues. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the issues confronted by an interdisciplinary team when converting a theory-based psycho-educational intervention from face-to-face (F2F) interviews to an internet-based delivery mode. Theoretical Framework: The Representational Approach to Patient Education is an intervention theory that has served as a guide for several efficacious psycho-educational interventions targeting a range of clinical problems. In each of these studies, the interventions were delivered via F2F interviews. 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 recurrent ovarian cancer. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Subjects are 90 women experiencing two or more bothersome symptoms associated with recurrent ovarian cancer recruited via mailed invitations and advertisements on the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) website. Women are randomly assigned to one of 2 conditions: 1) WRITE symptoms intervention group; and 2) modified wait-list control group. WRITE symptoms is delivered via secure messaging services situated on the NOCC website. Assessment of feasibility and acceptability is conducted during recruitment, throughout the study period, and after subjects have completed the study. Results: Feasibility and acceptability data will be presented. In addition, specific design and delivery issues related to delivering a complex psycho-educational intervention via internet message boards will be discussed. 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. Conclusions and Implications: The WRITE Symptoms study provides a context to discuss important issues and possible solutions when converting F2F psycho-educational interventions to an internet-based medium. [Symposium presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDesigning and Delivering a Psycho-Educational Cancer Symptom Management Program via the Interneten_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Heidien_US
dc.contributor.authorFields, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorKnapp, Judyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMirchandani, Mitchen_US
dc.author.detailsHeidi Donovan, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: donovanh@pitt.edu; Margaret Fields, MSN, ACNP; Judy Knapp, PhD, MSW; Mitch Mirchandanien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163340-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Interventions for promoting health increasingly rely on information technology, but the success of technology-based interventions depends on researchers' abilities to resolve unique design and delivery issues. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the issues confronted by an interdisciplinary team when converting a theory-based psycho-educational intervention from face-to-face (F2F) interviews to an internet-based delivery mode. Theoretical Framework: The Representational Approach to Patient Education is an intervention theory that has served as a guide for several efficacious psycho-educational interventions targeting a range of clinical problems. In each of these studies, the interventions were delivered via F2F interviews. 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 recurrent ovarian cancer. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Subjects are 90 women experiencing two or more bothersome symptoms associated with recurrent ovarian cancer recruited via mailed invitations and advertisements on the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) website. Women are randomly assigned to one of 2 conditions: 1) WRITE symptoms intervention group; and 2) modified wait-list control group. WRITE symptoms is delivered via secure messaging services situated on the NOCC website. Assessment of feasibility and acceptability is conducted during recruitment, throughout the study period, and after subjects have completed the study. Results: Feasibility and acceptability data will be presented. In addition, specific design and delivery issues related to delivering a complex psycho-educational intervention via internet message boards will be discussed. 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. Conclusions and Implications: The WRITE Symptoms study provides a context to discuss important issues and possible solutions when converting F2F psycho-educational interventions to an internet-based medium. [Symposium presentation]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:05:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:05:46Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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