Supporting cancer survivors with psychosocial, selfmanagement, and lifestyle problems using an online tailored intervention

RA Willems, C. Bolman, L. Küsters, EPE. Mesters, L. Lechner

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    Abstract

    Background: As cancer survivors experience psychosocial, self-management and lifestyle problems, aftercare should meet the cancer survivor's needs. Therefore, an online tailored intervention will be systematically developed aiming at supporting cancer survivors to cope with these problems.

    Methods: An RCT with follow-up measurements at 3, 6 and 12 months will be performed comparing an intervention and control group (waiting list control). In total, 380 adult cancer survivors will be recruited. Logistic regression analyses will be used to assess whether the intervention results in decreased levels of psychological distress and improved quality of life in the intervention group compared to waiting list control.

    Expected results: The online tailored intervention will provide support on psychosocial, self-management, and lifestyle domains.

    Current stage of work: Organizing focus groups as preparation for intervention development.

    Discussion: The product will be an effective evidence-based tailored intervention aimed at improving the quality of life of cancer survivors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2012
    Event26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society: Resiliance and Health - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 21 Aug 201225 Aug 2012

    Conference

    Conference26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period21/08/1225/08/12

    Keywords

    • Cancer survivorship
    • Quality of life
    • Psychological distress
    • Coping
    • Self-management
    • Lifestyle
    • Tailored intervention

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