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Across cancer care, HPs identify a lack of knowledge as a key barrier to providing sexual support. Currently there is a lack of accessible education opportunities available to HPs, with a focus on common female cancers. Recently a theory-driven and positively evaluated eLearning resource to support HPs working within prostate cancer setting was developed (Maximising Sexual Wellbeing:Prostate Cancer (MSW:PC)). The aim of this current study is to adapt the MSW:PC eLearning resource, develop content and test to maximise sexual support across cancer care, ensuring the specific needs of individuals with female cancers are addressed.
Methods: Using the Person Based Approach, the eLearning resource was adapted by combining evidence from the literature, an expert group (n=27: patients, partners and HPs working in cancer care) and the research team. Content was adapted from the MSW:PC eLearning resource and new content developed using an iterative approach, relevant for a mixed cancer population including two common female cancers (breast and gynaecological). An iterative approach was also adopted with n=18 ‘think aloud’ interviews with HPs for prototype usability testing. This resulted in continuous movement between data collection, analysis and modification of the intervention.
Results: Involving key stakeholders and end-users throughout all phases of this process optimised intervention development. Many of the sexual challenges identified were common across cancer populations, with additional information required for some tumour groups. Gaps in content were identified and addressed, for example, body image issues and management of vaginal dryness. During the testing phase, navigational difficulties were identified and resolved.
Conclusion: The systematic and iterative person-based approach, yielded important insights to enhance the content and usability of the eLearning resource which has the potential to positively impact future sexual healthcare provision for females.
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 9 Apr 2021|
|Event||2021 Virtual Scientific Session : Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer - Online, United States|
Duration: 9 Apr 2021 → 9 Apr 2021
|Seminar||2021 Virtual Scientific Session|
|Period||9/04/21 → 9/04/21|
- cancer care
- person-based approach
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Sharon Bingham (Member)1 Jan 2021 → 31 Dec 2021
Activity: Membership › Membership of network
Sharon Bingham (Speaker)9 May 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
- 1 Article
Adapting and usability testing of an eLearning resource to enhance healthcare professional provision of sexual support across cancer careBingham, S., Semple, C., Flannagan, C. & Dunwoody, L., 30 Apr 2022, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 30, 4, p. 3541-3551 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review