In this project, a team of health professionals, health educators, eHealth experts and patients from self-support groups are developing a curriculum for an Internet school for prostate cancer patients and their relatives. The team will evaluate the impact of the Internet on patients in a randomized controlled trial.
In this project, a team of health professionals, health educators, eHealth experts and patients from self-support groups will develop a course of study for an Internet school for cancer patients and their relatives. These courses will be implemented and evaluated using state-of-the-art facilities at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. The research team will evaluate the impact of these courses on the users, determining consumer demand and patient outcomes. The classes will consist of one-day tutorials where Internet-trainers will teach patients how to access and retrieve quality information and how to communicate with peers over the Internet. The project will evaluate the effect of these courses and Internet use on patient satisfaction, outcome, and demand in a randomized controlled trial, with a waiting group as control.
International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number for the trial entitled “Impact of Internet Instructions on Men with Prostate Cancer (I3MPACT)” is as follows: ISRCTN10001875.
The Change Foundation
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network
The Prostate Centre, The Department for Radiation Oncology, the Division for Urology at The Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
Canadian Prostate Cancer Network
Jordan Warman – Research Coordinator
Joan Basiuk – Clinical Research Coordinator
Mary Burnett – Student