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Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017 May 1;44(3):E90-E100. doi: 10.1188/17.ONF.E90-E100.

Improving Self-Efficacy and Self-Care in Adult Patients With a Urinary Diversion: A Pilot Study.

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1
Stony Brook University.
2
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.

Abstract

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a multimodality educational intervention for improving self-efficacy (SE) and self-care in patients with a new urinary diversion (UD).
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DESIGN:

Two-arm randomized, controlled trial.
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SETTING:

Academic medical center in New York.
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SAMPLE:

8 adults diagnosed with bladder cancer requiring UD.
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METHODS:

A multimodality educational intervention consisting of video, Microsoft PowerPoint® slides, and medical illustrations was developed. SE was assessed pre- and postintervention related to care of the UD. Education scale scores provided evidence for intervention acceptability and assessment of UD self-care skills.
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MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES:

Feasibility, acceptability, results of SE, and self-care scales.
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FINDINGS:

Enrollment and retention was 100%. All participants took part in every aspect of the study. No issues were apparent with administration of the study; however, a lack of self-care independence was noted between the study arms. The control group was younger in age than the intervention group.
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CONCLUSIONS:

A supplemental multimethod educational intervention is acceptable in this population and feasible to integrate into hospital care or into an appropriately powered study.
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IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING:

A need exists for ongoing postdischarge support and education in this population. Additional studies are needed to determine the best approach for this.

KEYWORDS:

self-care; self-efficacy; urinary bladder neoplasms; urinary diversion

PMID:
28635980
PMCID:
PMC5553720
DOI:
10.1188/17.ONF.E90-E100
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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