Background: Since eHealth can be a valuable tool for addressing frequently occurring psychosocial problemsin the population of cancer survivors, we developed the ‘Kanker Nazorg Wijzer’ (KNW; CancerAftercare Guide). This is an online tailored intervention aimed at increasing survivors’ quality of life bytackling frequently experienced problems. Methods: As part of a RCT, quality of life (EORTC QLQ-C30), psychological distress (HADS), and fatigue (CIS)at 6 months were compared between the intervention (n = 186) and control (n = 149) group,controlling for baseline values. MANCOVAs tested overall effects, ANCOVAs subscale effects. Findings: MANCOVAs only revealed an effect for psychological distress. Results of the ANCOVAs showedthat the intervention group reported higher emotional functioning (QLQ-C30; p = .03, ƞ2 = .009), loweranxiety (HADS; p = .03, ƞ2 = .007) and depression (HADS; p = .01, ƞ2 = .011), less subjective fatigue(CIS; p = .03, ƞ2 = .007) and higher motivation for undertaking activities (CIS; p = .03, ƞ2 = .008). Discussion: The first results of the intervention-effectiveness are promising. The KNW seems to successfullyaddress important patients’ needs. Further research will explore relevant moderators or mediators.
|Publication status||Published - 4 Sept 2015|
|Event||29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society: Principles of Behaviour Change in Health and Illness - Grand Resort, Limassol, Cyprus|
Duration: 1 Sept 2015 → 5 Sept 2015
|Conference||29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society|
|Abbreviated title||EHPS 2015|
|Period||1/09/15 → 5/09/15|