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dc.contributor.authorTandy, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaakso, Liisaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:11:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:11:56Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-12T06:50:14Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37213
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing evidence to suggest that the health outcomes of breast cancer survivors may be optimised by interventions which, in addition to conventional medical treatments, emphasize physical activity, maintenance of BMI within 21-23, limited ingestion of energy-dense foods and drinks and psychosocial health. Furthermore, research suggests that the primary desire of cancer survivors is to have access to such lifestyle interventions. To date, barriers to access have been primarily geographical, socioeconomic and attitudinal, and are reflected in relative survival rates. These barriers must, therefore, be overcome to facilitate optimal patient outcomes. Preliminary evidence for web-based interventions demonstrates strong potential for this educational medium, however, little is known regarding; the potential to elicit positive, sustainable behavioural and psychosocial changes; the validity of the user's perception of these changes; the utility of interacting with a web-based, educational tool. We describe the development of a secure, on-line, interactive device for breast cancer patients to: (1) engage in evidence-based educational information regarding exercise, physical activity and diet; (2) assess self-report data pertaining to physical and psychosocial health outcomes. The Healthy Outcomes for Australians web site was constructed with a central framework incorporating interactive user personal profiles; physical activity, diet and medications diaries; a list of self-report questionnaires which can be utilised by practitioners and researchers for tracking user outcomes. It is proposed that the results of this study will inform future developments around this model of service delivery, which has the potential for application to a wide range of health priority areas.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOncology Nurses Group, Cancer Council Queenslanden_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cancerqld.org.au/page/need_support/education_programs/Oncology_Nurses_Groupen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename33rd Annual Oncology Nurses Group (ONG) Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle33rd Annual Oncology Nurses Group (ONG) Conference. Multidisciplinary care: We are all in this togetheen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2010-09-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-09-10en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationRadisson Resort Gold Coasten_US
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dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titleTracking Healthy Outcomes for Cancer Patients: Cyber-management of cancer patients: online support applications and their health promoting capabilitiesen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Cancer Council Queensland. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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