Journal article

Developing an Evidence-Based, Nurse-Led Psychoeducational Intervention With Peer Support in Gynecologic Oncology

Rebecca J Bergin, Suzi M Grogan, David Bernshaw, Ilona Juraskova, Sylvia Penberthy, Linda R Mileshkin, Meinir Krishnasamy, Alison C Hocking, Sanchia K Aranda, Penelope E Schofield



BACKGROUND: The physical and psychosocial impact of radiotherapy for gynecologic cancer requires complex interventions to address treatment-related, psychosocial, and psychosexual and survivorship needs. A multidisciplinary approach is required to address these needs, but standard practice is varied and lacks a sound evidence base. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the process of development and pilot testing of a novel evidence-based, complex psychoeducational intervention aiming to improve psychosocial outcomes for gynecologic-oncology patients treated curatively with radiotherapy. METHODS: The intervention combines tailored nursing consultations with telephone peer support ..

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Awarded by Human Research Ethics Committee of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Awarded by Cancer Australia/Beyond Blue

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (project 09/07).This project was funded by Cancer Australia/Beyond Blue; ID 566942.