Empowering patient education on self-care activity among patients with colorectal cancer - a research protocol for a randomised trial

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Tuominen , L , Ritmala-Castren , M , Nikander , P , Makela , S , Vahlberg , T & Leino-Kilpi , H 2021 , ' Empowering patient education on self-care activity among patients with colorectal cancer - a research protocol for a randomised trial ' , BMC Nursing , vol. 20 , no. 1 , 94 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-021-00617-z

Title: Empowering patient education on self-care activity among patients with colorectal cancer - a research protocol for a randomised trial
Author: Tuominen, L; Ritmala-Castren, M; Nikander, P; Makela, S; Vahlberg, T; Leino-Kilpi, H
Contributor organization: HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center
Clinicum
Department of Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Helsinki University Hospital Area
Date: 2021-06-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: BMC Nursing
ISSN: 1472-6955
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-021-00617-z
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/335047
Abstract: Background: Chemotherapy-induced side effects may have a negative effect on nutrition intake, thus increasing the risk of malnutrition and consequently, other serious complications for patients with cancer. The prevalence of malnutrition is common among patients with colorectal cancer. Nurse-led empowering education may have a positive effect on self-care activity in this patient group. Therefore, our purpose is to develop an empowering educational nursing intervention and test its effect on self-care activation and knowledge level among patients with colorectal cancer during chemotherapy. Secondary outcomes are quality of life and risk of malnutrition. Methods: An interdisciplinary expert group developed a face-to-face empowering educational intervention using teach-back method. A two-arm, single-centre, superiority trial with stratified randomisation (1:1) and pre-post measures will be used to assess the effect of the intervention compared to standard care. Patients (N = 40 + 40) will be recruited in one university hospital outpatient clinic in Finland. Eligibility criteria are adult patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer starting oral fluoropyrimidine or combination chemotherapy treatment. A registered nurse experienced in oncology will deliver the intervention 2 weeks after the first chemotherapy. Outcomes are measured before intervention (M0) and after a two-month follow-up period (M1). Discussion: This study will assess whether nurse-led empowering education using teach-back method is effective on self-care activity among patients with colorectal cancer. If the intervention has a positive effect, it may be implemented into patient education in a corresponding context.
Subject: Empowerment
Education
Self-care
Chemotherapy
Nutrition
Side effect
Patients with colorectal cancer
NUTRITIONAL-STATUS
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT
ACTIVATION
INTERVENTION
CHEMOTHERAPY
SUPPORT
MALNUTRITION
RISK
3122 Cancers
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Rights: cc_by
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