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Conference Paper: Potential Implementation of an Adventure-Based Training Intervention in Clinical Practice to Enhance the Self-Efficacy and Quality of Life Among Childhood Cancer Survivors

TitlePotential Implementation of an Adventure-Based Training Intervention in Clinical Practice to Enhance the Self-Efficacy and Quality of Life Among Childhood Cancer Survivors
Authors
KeywordsAdventure-based training
Childhood cancer survivors
Chinese
Physical activity self-efficacy
Quality of life
Issue Date2015
PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum. The Proceedings' web site is located at http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc_product_category=wnc&paged=17
Citation
The 3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2015), Singapore, 29-30 June 2015. In Proceedings, p. 379-386 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Sustainability is an important consideration in the potential implementation of an innovation in clinical practice. There is evidence that adventure-based training intervention can be effective in in enhancing the self-efficacy and quality of life among childhood cancer survivors. Nevertheless, it is uncertain whether such effects could be sustained over time, up to 12 or 18 months.Objective: To examine the sustainability, feasibility and acceptability of an adventure-based training and health education program in changing the exercise behavior and enhancing the physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial, two-group pretest and repeated post-test, between-subjects design was conducted to 69 childhood cancer survivors (9- to 16-year-olds). Participants in the experimental group joined a 4-day integrated adventure-based training and health education program. Control group participants received the same amount of time and attention as the experimental group but not in such a way as to have any specific effect on the outcome measures. Participants’ exercise behavior changes, levels of physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life were assessed at the time of recruitment, 3, 6, and 9, 12 and 18 months after starting the intervention. Results: From baseline to 18 months after the intervention, the experimental group reported statistically significant differences in the stages of change in physical activity, and higher levels of physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life than the control group. The results of process evaluation revealed that the program was both feasible and acceptable to participants. Conclusions: The program was found to have substantial effects on enhancing the physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors over at least 18 months. Healthcare professionals should consider adopting such programs to promote the regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214904
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dc.contributor.authorLi, WHC-
dc.contributor.authorChung, OKJ-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, T-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T12:09:07Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T12:09:07Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe 3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2015), Singapore, 29-30 June 2015. In Proceedings, p. 379-386-
dc.identifier.issn2315-4330-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214904-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Sustainability is an important consideration in the potential implementation of an innovation in clinical practice. There is evidence that adventure-based training intervention can be effective in in enhancing the self-efficacy and quality of life among childhood cancer survivors. Nevertheless, it is uncertain whether such effects could be sustained over time, up to 12 or 18 months.Objective: To examine the sustainability, feasibility and acceptability of an adventure-based training and health education program in changing the exercise behavior and enhancing the physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial, two-group pretest and repeated post-test, between-subjects design was conducted to 69 childhood cancer survivors (9- to 16-year-olds). Participants in the experimental group joined a 4-day integrated adventure-based training and health education program. Control group participants received the same amount of time and attention as the experimental group but not in such a way as to have any specific effect on the outcome measures. Participants’ exercise behavior changes, levels of physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life were assessed at the time of recruitment, 3, 6, and 9, 12 and 18 months after starting the intervention. Results: From baseline to 18 months after the intervention, the experimental group reported statistically significant differences in the stages of change in physical activity, and higher levels of physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life than the control group. The results of process evaluation revealed that the program was both feasible and acceptable to participants. Conclusions: The program was found to have substantial effects on enhancing the physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors over at least 18 months. Healthcare professionals should consider adopting such programs to promote the regular physical activity among childhood cancer survivors.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum. The Proceedings' web site is located at http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc_product_category=wnc&paged=17-
dc.relation.ispartofAnnual Worldwide Nursing Conference, WNC 2015-
dc.subjectAdventure-based training-
dc.subjectChildhood cancer survivors-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectPhysical activity self-efficacy-
dc.subjectQuality of life-
dc.titlePotential Implementation of an Adventure-Based Training Intervention in Clinical Practice to Enhance the Self-Efficacy and Quality of Life Among Childhood Cancer Survivors-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailLi, WHC: william3@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChung, OKJ: joychung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLi, WHC=rp00528-
dc.identifier.authorityChung, OKJ=rp00250-
dc.identifier.doi10.5176/2315-4330_WNC15.101-
dc.identifier.hkuros247326-
dc.identifier.spage379-
dc.identifier.epage386-
dc.publisher.placeSingapore-

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