Journal article

Adopting a collaborative approach in developing a prehabilitation program for patients with prostate cancer utilising experience-based co-design methodology

Clarice Y Tang, Monica Turczyniak, Alesha Sayner, Kimberley Haines, Sally Butzkueven, Helen E O'Connell

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: Engaging patients in a prehabilitation program prior to commencement of cancer treatment is a known challenge. Utilising experience-based co-design (EBCD) methodology, this study aimed to explore the prostate cancer treatment journey from the perspectives of the patient and health professionals and collaboratively develop a prehabilitation program for patients with prostate cancer. METHODS: EBCD was utilised for this study. Patients, support persons and health professionals were selectively identified and recruited from two metropolitan health services in Melbourne. Selection criteria included (i) recent clinical/patient experience with prostate cancer treatment and (ii) willingness..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study received funding support from the Western & Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS).