Testing the impact of a cancer survivorship patient engagement toolkit on selected health outcomes

Eun Shim Nahm, Kenneth Miller, Mary McQuaige, Nancy Corbitt, Nick Jaidar, Paula Rosenblatt, Shijun Zhu, Hyojin Son, Lindsey Hertsenberg, Karen E. Wickersham, Seo La, Jungmin Yoon, Kendall Powell

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an interactive electronic Cancer Survivorship Patient Engagement Toolkit (CaS-PET) using a single-group pre-/post-Test design. SAMPLE & SETTING: 30 cancer survivors with a mean age of 56.5 years (SD = 13.6) were recruited from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. METHODS & VARIABLES: CaS-PET was designed to deliver survivorship care plans (SCPs) with multifactorial support and comprised of SCPs, biweekly follow-up using patient portal e-messages, and online resources. Outcomes included healthrelated quality of life, symptom burden, impact of cancer, fear of recurrence, physical activities, dietary behavior, patient provider communication, adherence to treatment, and e-health literacy. RESULTS: At three months, there was a significant improvement in quality of life, physical symptom burden, and total symptom burden. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: Findings suggest an excellent potential for using CaS-PET for survivors who are in transition from treatment to survivorship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-584
Number of pages13
JournalOncology Nursing Forum
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2019

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  • cancer
  • discussion board
  • online resource
  • patient portal
  • survivorship care plan


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