Transforming a Face-to-Face Legacy Intervention to a Web-Based Legacy Intervention for Children With Advanced Cancer

Title

Transforming a Face-to-Face Legacy Intervention to a Web-Based Legacy Intervention for Children With Advanced Cancer

Creator

Akard T F; Wray S; Friedman D L; Dietrich M S; Hendricks-Ferguson V; Given B; Gerhardt C A; Hinds P S; Gilmer M J

Publisher

Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Date

2020

Subject

child; human; palliative therapy; female; major clinical study; male; article; cancer recurrence; adolescent; satisfaction; caregiver; cancer resistance; Advanced cancer

Description

Research is needed to examine new and innovative web-based intervention delivery methods that are feasible, cost-effective, and acceptable to children and their families to increase access to palliative care services in the home and community. Our previous work included the development of a legacy intervention using face-to-face digital storytelling for children with cancer that showed feasibility and strong promise to improve child outcomes. However, face-to-face intervention delivery techniques limited our recruitment, thus decreasing sample size and potential access to broader populations. Here we present the systematic steps of the development of a web-based legacy intervention for children (7-17 years of age) with relapsed or refractory cancer and their parent caregivers. Counts and frequencies for parent (n = 81) reports on satisfaction surveys are presented and parent suggestions for future work. Results suggest the web-based legacy intervention is feasible and acceptable, with parent-perceived beneficial outcomes for the child, parent, and family. Results provide a foundation for web-based intervention development in palliative care and the implementation of a theoretically grounded intervention to reduce suffering of seriously ill children and their family members, thereby advancing the science of symptom management in vulnerable palliative care populations.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Akard T F; Wray S; Friedman D L; Dietrich M S; Hendricks-Ferguson V; Given B; Gerhardt C A; Hinds P S; Gilmer M J, “Transforming a Face-to-Face Legacy Intervention to a Web-Based Legacy Intervention for Children With Advanced Cancer,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17357.

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