Repackaging Prostate Cancer Support Group Research Findings: An e-KT Case Study

John L. Oliffe, Chritina S. Han, Maria Lohan, Joan L. Bottorff

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Abstract

n the context of psychosocial oncology research, disseminating study findings to a range of knowledge “end-users” can advance the well-being of diverse patient subgroups and their families. This article details how findings drawn from a study of prostate cancer support groups were repackaged in a knowledge translation website—www.prostatecancerhelpyourself.ubc.ca—using Web 2.0 features. Detailed are five lessons learned from developing the website: the importance of pitching a winning but feasible idea, keeping a focus on interactivity and minimizing text, negotiating with the supplier, building in formal pretests or a pilot test with end-users, and completing formative evaluations based on data collected through Google™ and YouTube™ Analytics. The details are shared to guide the e-knowledge translation efforts of other psychosocial oncology researchers and clinicians.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Men's Health
Volume9
Issue number1
Early online date08 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Prostate Cancer
  • oncology
  • cancer support groups
  • knowledge translation
  • health care website

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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