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Title: EFFECTIVENESS OF TECHNOLOGICAL-BASED EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS ON OUTCOMES OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH CANCER: A NARRATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Authors: NATALIE LIM LE YEE
Keywords: Children, Young Adults, Cancer, Technology, Education, Empowerment
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2018
Citation: NATALIE LIM LE YEE (2018-06-21). EFFECTIVENESS OF TECHNOLOGICAL-BASED EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS ON OUTCOMES OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH CANCER: A NARRATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: A diagnosis of cancer for children and young adults (C+J37:AD37YA) signifies numerous disruptions to their daily living and developmental growth. Education and support regarding the cancer diagnosis have been helpful to assist with their coping and adjustment. Coupled by the advances in technology and shift in the way healthcare is delivered to patients, technological-based educational interventions may be the ideal approach for providing health-related support. However, lack of research on the effectiveness of such interventions in improving health outcomes for this group of individuals warrants the need for increased attention. Aims: This systematic review aims to synthesize available evidences examining the impact of technological-based educational interventions on empowerment-related outcomes in CYA with cancer. Methods: Eight literature databases were searched to identify eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from the point of inception till December 2017. Cochrane ‘Risk of Bias’ tool was utilized to assess methodological quality of included studies. Due to high heterogeneity across the included studies, meta-analysis could not be conducted and hence, narrative synthesis of results was undertaken. Results: A total of 5, 305 articles were screened with five RCTs meeting eligibility criteria. Three of the five studies displayed low risk of bias. The review focused on related outcomes of patient empowerment such as self-efficacy, cancer knowledge, health locus of control, emotional well-being, or quality of life to evaluate the effectiveness of technological-based educational interventions. Across the five included studies, opposing statistical significance of outcomes led to inconclusive findings. xi Conclusion: There is a lack of available studies evaluating technological-based educational interventions for CYA with cancer. As such, the weak evidence that exist is insufficient to provide any strong conclusion of its effectiveness. Hence, more research utilizing RCTs and measuring a common outcome are needed to provide more information regarding the effectiveness of such an intervention. Implications: The findings serve as a stepping stone to introduce the use of technological-based educational interventions and need for more researches in this area for CYA with cancer.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/145862
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