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Am J Mens Health. 2015 Jan;9(1):53-63. doi: 10.1177/1557988314528238. Epub 2014 Apr 8.

Repackaging prostate cancer support group research findings: an e-KT case study.

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  • 1University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada john.oliffe@nursing.ubc.ca.
  • 2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 3Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.
  • 4University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Abstract

In 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.

© The Author(s) 2014.

KEYWORDS:

cancer support groups; health care website; knowledge translation; prostate cancer

PMID:
24713522
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