Mobile Phone Technology to Increase Genetic Counseling for Women with Ovarian Cancer and Their Families
Annual rept. 12 May 2014-11 May 2015
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS
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This project seeks to harness mobile phone technology as a means to take preventive health care to a new level among ovarian cancer survivors. Using the Fogg Behavioral Model, developed from the concept of persuasive technology, this study proposes to develop the Mobile Application for Genetic Information on Cancer mAGIC intervention to motivate ovarian cancer survivors to undergo genetic counseling. The overall study objective is to develop and assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a theory-based intervention aimed to encourage ovarian cancer survivors to receive genetic counseling. To date, we have conducted focus groups with ovarian cancer patients and convened Community Advisory Board meetings which resulted in a preliminary draft of the 7-day text message and video intervention. Following completion of the intervention, we will conduct a randomized controlled trial to determine its effect on genetic counseling uptake in this population.
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