e-TC: development and pilot testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer

L. E. Heiniger, A. B. Smith, I. Olver, P. Grimison, B. Klein, A. Wootten, J.-A. M. Abbott, M. A. Price, M. McJannett, B. Tran, M. R. Stockler, H. Gurney, P. N. Butow

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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 their experiences using e-TC. Fourteen men (56%) completed at least 80% of the programme. Participants reported a high level of satisfaction with the programme. Men's limited time was a barrier to programme use and completion, and participants suggested that men with a more recent diagnosis and a higher level of distress may be more likely to engage with the programme. e-TC appears to be a feasible and acceptable online intervention for survivors of testicular cancer. Findings from this study are currently being used to refine e-TC and guide the design of a larger efficacy study.

LanguageEnglish
Article numbere12698
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Testicular Neoplasms
Survivors
Anxiety
Depression
Psychology
Fear
Interviews
Recurrence
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear of cancer recurrence
  • Online intervention
  • Survivors
  • Testicular cancer

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Heiniger, L. E., Smith, A. B., Olver, I., Grimison, P., Klein, B., Wootten, A., ... Butow, P. N. (2017). e-TC: development and pilot testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(6), 1-10. [e12698]. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12698
Heiniger, L. E. ; Smith, A. B. ; Olver, I. ; Grimison, P. ; Klein, B. ; Wootten, A. ; Abbott, J.-A. M. ; Price, M. A. ; McJannett, M. ; Tran, B. ; Stockler, M. R. ; Gurney, H. ; Butow, P. N. / e-TC : development and pilot testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer. In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 2017 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 1-10.
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e-TC : development and pilot testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer. / Heiniger, L. E.; Smith, A. B.; Olver, I.; Grimison, P.; Klein, B.; Wootten, A.; Abbott, J.-A. M.; Price, M. A.; McJannett, M.; Tran, B.; Stockler, M. R.; Gurney, H.; Butow, P. N.

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