Amanda Hellström, Linnéuniversitetet, Kristina Schildmeijer, Linnéuniversitetet, Camilla Wennerberg, Linnéuniversitetet, Lina Nilsson, Linnéuniversitetet, Carolina Wannhelden, Karolinska Institutet
Linneuniversitetet, Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik
Cancerstiftelsen i Kalmar Län; FORSS; Kalmar Läns Landsting; Cancerfonden
The project started in 2015 and is implemented in three phases 2015-2016 needs assessment, 22016-2017 eHalth application development and user testing 2018 - 2019 testing and evaluation of intervention
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For men, prostate cancer is the most common cancer and a rapid increase is seen, with about 9 000 new patients every year in Sweden. Evidence-based methods for enhanced support for self-management in the prostate cancer trajectory is needed. The ePATH (electronic Patient Activation in Treatment at Home) intervention is developed specifically to users' needs and expectations, and to create effective communication on the basis of evidence described in literature reviews, and our own pre-studies, We draw on motivational and behavioral techniques that previously have been found to strengthen patient engagement and self-care capacity.
The overarching aim of the research project is to test the tailored e-health tool, ePATH, in a two-armed RCT on post-surgical outcomes (urinary incontinence and sexual function) for patients undergoing radical prostatectomy in an intervention group (ePATH+ standard care) compared with standard follow-up care group. Furthermore, this project will follow the implementation process over time, so that facilitators and barriers of implementation can be identified and made visible. This interdisciplinary research will be conducted in close collaboration with citizens (patients and families) and healthcare providers at the three study sites: the surgical and urological departments at Kalmar, Jönköping, and Kronoberg counties during 2018-2019.