Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention: A Case Series Study

Daniela Villani, Chiara Cognetta, Davide Toniolo, Francesco Scanzi, Giuseppe Riva

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The aging population increases the number of new diagnoses of breast cancer and women of all ages experience psychological stress for possible treatment related side effects. To prepare elderly women diagnosed with breast cancer to face the imminent chemotherapy we developed an e-health intervention based on the Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) protocol, lasting two weeks. The online intervention includes 10 sessions to see once a day. The research design is a controlled trial comparing an experimental group, following the online intervention in addition to traditional treatment provided by the hospital, and a control group without treatment. The aim of this contribution is to explore the level of engagement of eight patients through a case series study. Furthermore, the acceptance of the online intervention by elderly patients in terms of perceived pleasantness, usefulness and easiness is assessed. Data show that patients remain in a stable position (mainly ranging from the arousal and the adhesion phases) within the engagement process after two weeks. Furthermore, patients of the experimental group report a good level of acceptance of the e-health intervention. Thus, preliminary results suggest that the e-health intervention is well accepted by elderly patients and that it addresses patients’ need of knowing the imminent treatment experience and of understanding how to deal with it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings
EditorsPietro Cipresso, Justin T. Baker, Silvia Serino, Yuri Ostrovsky
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages107-114
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030010928
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2018Jan 10 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume253
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period1/9/181/10/18

Fingerprint

Health
Chemotherapy
Adhesion
Aging of materials

Keywords

  • Acceptance
  • Breast cancer
  • e-health
  • Online intervention
  • Patient engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Villani, D., Cognetta, C., Toniolo, D., Scanzi, F., & Riva, G. (2018). Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention: A Case Series Study. In P. Cipresso, J. T. Baker, S. Serino, & Y. Ostrovsky (Eds.), Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings (pp. 107-114). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 253). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_14

Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention : A Case Series Study. / Villani, Daniela; Cognetta, Chiara; Toniolo, Davide; Scanzi, Francesco; Riva, Giuseppe.

Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings. ed. / Pietro Cipresso; Justin T. Baker; Silvia Serino; Yuri Ostrovsky. Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 107-114 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 253).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Villani, D, Cognetta, C, Toniolo, D, Scanzi, F & Riva, G 2018, Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention: A Case Series Study. in P Cipresso, JT Baker, S Serino & Y Ostrovsky (eds), Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, vol. 253, Springer Verlag, pp. 107-114, 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018, Boston, United States, 1/9/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_14
Villani D, Cognetta C, Toniolo D, Scanzi F, Riva G. Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention: A Case Series Study. In Cipresso P, Baker JT, Serino S, Ostrovsky Y, editors, Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 107-114. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_14
Villani, Daniela ; Cognetta, Chiara ; Toniolo, Davide ; Scanzi, Francesco ; Riva, Giuseppe. / Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention : A Case Series Study. Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings. editor / Pietro Cipresso ; Justin T. Baker ; Silvia Serino ; Yuri Ostrovsky. Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 107-114 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST).
@inproceedings{34bcc162231240a595b5671626466628,
title = "Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention: A Case Series Study",
abstract = "The aging population increases the number of new diagnoses of breast cancer and women of all ages experience psychological stress for possible treatment related side effects. To prepare elderly women diagnosed with breast cancer to face the imminent chemotherapy we developed an e-health intervention based on the Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) protocol, lasting two weeks. The online intervention includes 10 sessions to see once a day. The research design is a controlled trial comparing an experimental group, following the online intervention in addition to traditional treatment provided by the hospital, and a control group without treatment. The aim of this contribution is to explore the level of engagement of eight patients through a case series study. Furthermore, the acceptance of the online intervention by elderly patients in terms of perceived pleasantness, usefulness and easiness is assessed. Data show that patients remain in a stable position (mainly ranging from the arousal and the adhesion phases) within the engagement process after two weeks. Furthermore, patients of the experimental group report a good level of acceptance of the e-health intervention. Thus, preliminary results suggest that the e-health intervention is well accepted by elderly patients and that it addresses patients’ need of knowing the imminent treatment experience and of understanding how to deal with it.",
keywords = "Acceptance, Breast cancer, e-health, Online intervention, Patient engagement",
author = "Daniela Villani and Chiara Cognetta and Davide Toniolo and Francesco Scanzi and Giuseppe Riva",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_14",
language = "English",
isbn = "9783030010928",
series = "Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
pages = "107--114",
editor = "Pietro Cipresso and Baker, {Justin T.} and Silvia Serino and Yuri Ostrovsky",
booktitle = "Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings",
address = "Germany",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Engaging Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Through an e-health Intervention

T2 - A Case Series Study

AU - Villani, Daniela

AU - Cognetta, Chiara

AU - Toniolo, Davide

AU - Scanzi, Francesco

AU - Riva, Giuseppe

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - The aging population increases the number of new diagnoses of breast cancer and women of all ages experience psychological stress for possible treatment related side effects. To prepare elderly women diagnosed with breast cancer to face the imminent chemotherapy we developed an e-health intervention based on the Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) protocol, lasting two weeks. The online intervention includes 10 sessions to see once a day. The research design is a controlled trial comparing an experimental group, following the online intervention in addition to traditional treatment provided by the hospital, and a control group without treatment. The aim of this contribution is to explore the level of engagement of eight patients through a case series study. Furthermore, the acceptance of the online intervention by elderly patients in terms of perceived pleasantness, usefulness and easiness is assessed. Data show that patients remain in a stable position (mainly ranging from the arousal and the adhesion phases) within the engagement process after two weeks. Furthermore, patients of the experimental group report a good level of acceptance of the e-health intervention. Thus, preliminary results suggest that the e-health intervention is well accepted by elderly patients and that it addresses patients’ need of knowing the imminent treatment experience and of understanding how to deal with it.

AB - The aging population increases the number of new diagnoses of breast cancer and women of all ages experience psychological stress for possible treatment related side effects. To prepare elderly women diagnosed with breast cancer to face the imminent chemotherapy we developed an e-health intervention based on the Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) protocol, lasting two weeks. The online intervention includes 10 sessions to see once a day. The research design is a controlled trial comparing an experimental group, following the online intervention in addition to traditional treatment provided by the hospital, and a control group without treatment. The aim of this contribution is to explore the level of engagement of eight patients through a case series study. Furthermore, the acceptance of the online intervention by elderly patients in terms of perceived pleasantness, usefulness and easiness is assessed. Data show that patients remain in a stable position (mainly ranging from the arousal and the adhesion phases) within the engagement process after two weeks. Furthermore, patients of the experimental group report a good level of acceptance of the e-health intervention. Thus, preliminary results suggest that the e-health intervention is well accepted by elderly patients and that it addresses patients’ need of knowing the imminent treatment experience and of understanding how to deal with it.

KW - Acceptance

KW - Breast cancer

KW - e-health

KW - Online intervention

KW - Patient engagement

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85055725879&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85055725879&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_14

DO - 10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_14

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:85055725879

SN - 9783030010928

T3 - Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

SP - 107

EP - 114

BT - Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Proceedings

A2 - Cipresso, Pietro

A2 - Baker, Justin T.

A2 - Serino, Silvia

A2 - Ostrovsky, Yuri

PB - Springer Verlag

ER -