e-TC: Development and pilot testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer.
LE Heiniger, AB Smith, I Olver, P Grimison, B Klein, A Wootten, J-AM Abbott, MA Price, M McJannett, B Tran, MR Stockler, H Gurney, PN Butow
European Journal of Cancer Care | Wiley | Published : 2017
e-TC is an online intervention designed to address common psychosocial concerns of testicular cancer survivors. It aims to reduce anxiety, depression and fear of cancer recurrence by providing evidence-based information and psychological intervention. This paper details the development and pilot testing of e-TC. During pilot testing, 25 men (with varying psychological profiles) who had completed treatment for testicular cancer, 6 months to 5 years ago (which had not recurred), used e-TC over a 10-week period and provided quantitative and qualitative feedback on the feasibility and acceptability of the programme. Six men also completed a qualitative interview to provide detailed feedback on t..View full abstract