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CN4 - Evaluation of the effectiveness of technology-based psychosocial education and counseling program for adolescent leukemia survivors: A randomised controlled trial


16 Sep 2021


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Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer;  Survivorship;  Supportive and Palliative Care

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Tuba Arpaci


Annals of Oncology (2021) 32 (suppl_5): S1257-S1259. 10.1016/annonc/annonc690


T. Arpaci1, N. Altay2, G.Y. Copur3

Author affiliations

  • 1 Nursing, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, 70110 - Karaman/TR
  • 2 Nursing, Gazi University, 06560 - Ankara/TR
  • 3 Psychology, Losante Childrens and Adult Hospital, 06560 - Ankara/TR


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Abstract CN4


This aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the technology-based psychosocial education and counseling program on survivors’ quality of life, self-efficacy, and coping skills within the scope of health promotion model.


This study is a single-blind randomized controlled trial. The study was conducted with adolescent leukemia survivors who were between the age of 12-18 and have completed treatment at least two years ago. Survivors were randomized to intervention (n = 24) or control group (n = 31). The intervention group was included in the technology-based intervention (10-week, 5 module program: “Self-knowledge and Goal Development”, “Communication Skills”, “Coping Skills”) and the routine follow-up of the control group was continued. Measurements were made at four time-points (at baseline, post-intervention, 1-month post-intervention, and 3-month post-intervention).


It was determined that the 3-month total and psychosocial subscale scores of the quality of life of the intervention group were significantly higher than the control group (p<0,05). The 3-month emotional self-efficacy subscale scores of the intervention group were significantly higher than the control group (p<0,05). General self-efficacy was not significantly different in the two groups. In the intervention group, active coping scores of adolescents were significantly higher and negative coping scores were lower than the control group (p <0.05).


Technology-based psychosocial counseling and education positively affects the quality of life, emotional self-efficacy, and coping skills. Adolescent leukemia survivors have satisfied with the program. This program could be integrated into follow-up and used as one of the support methods in providing and maintaining long-term follow-up care by pediatric oncology nurses.

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Has not received any funding.


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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