Innovating e-health: Shared Lives®: Cancer

Green, Heidi A., Nelson, David, Cooke, Samuel , McPeake, Kathie, Gussy, Mark and Kane, Ros (2022) Innovating e-health: Shared Lives®: Cancer. In: EANS Winter E-Summit 2022, 21/02/2022, Online.

Innovating e-health: Shared Lives®: Cancer
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An estimated 4 million people in the UK, will be living with and beyond cancer by 2030. The use of E-health interventions are becoming an increasingly important tool in supporting people living with and beyond cancer. However, limited evidence exists outlining the methods used to develop e-health interventions.
To develop a novel e-health website (called Shared Lives®: Cancer (SL:C) to support cancer survivorship and recovery through academic data sharing.
1. Rapid systematic review to inform the development of SL:C
2. Usability testing of a prototype of SL:C using cognitive interviews
The rapid review highlighted the importance of using an iterative, co-designed when developing e-health interventions. Three key design approaches were identified 1) exploring current evidence and theory, 2) identifying user needs and preferences, and 3) evaluating usability, feasibility, and acceptability. Prototype usability testing was invaluable to enabling systematically informed modification relating to themes of website usability. Participants had a good understanding of the aims of SL:C and the purpose of its creation. Ensuring SL:C is perceived by its end users as both usable and credible is critical to its success.
SL:C is being developed as an evidence informed, patient-centred e-health intervention that supports self-management and wellbeing of people living with and affected by cancer. Further developmental usability testing is required before launch in June 2022.
Relevance for nursing science in Europe or worldwide
The study reiterates the importance of conducting usability testing with end users when informing the development of e-health interventions. SL:C demonstrates the important role of qualitative data dissemination in the development of new e-health interventions. Novel academic research dissemination approaches can improve public engagement with, and access to, qualitative cancer research through e-health interventions.

Keywords:Digital innovation, novel websites, research dissemination, cancer support, Usability, Rapid systematic review
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health
College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:48124
Deposited On:08 Apr 2022 09:42

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