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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Rocque GB, Halilova KI, Varley AL
Feasibility of a telehealth educational program on self-management of pain and fatigue in adult cancer patients.
The primary objective was to assess the feasibility of a telehealth pain and fatigue self-management program among adult cancer patients. The program did not meet feasibility requirements because of only 34% of eligible patients choosing to participate. However, 50 percent of patients starting the program graduated. Differences in baseline characteristics and retention rates were noted by recruitment strategy.
Citation: Rocque GB, Halilova KI, Varley AL . Feasibility of a telehealth educational program on self-management of pain and fatigue in adult cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage 2017 Jun;53(6):1071-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.12.345.
Keywords: Cancer, Pain, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Patient Self-Management, Telehealth
Kenzik KM, Kvale EA, Rocque GB
Treatment summaries and follow-up care instructions for cancer survivors: improving survivor self-efficacy and health care utilization.
The researchers examined the association of receiving summaries and care plans with cancer survivor self-efficacy for chronic illness management. They found that explanation of the follow-up care plan, beyond the written component, enhances survivor self-efficacy for managing cancer as a chronic condition-an important mediator for improving health care utilization outcomes.
AHRQ-funded; HS023009; HS013852.
Citation: Kenzik KM, Kvale EA, Rocque GB . Treatment summaries and follow-up care instructions for cancer survivors: improving survivor self-efficacy and health care utilization. Oncologist 2016 Jul;21(7):817-24. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2015-0517.
Keywords: Cancer, Chronic Conditions, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Elderly, Patient Self-Management