Formative research to develop a lifestyle application (app) for African American breast cancer survivors

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621544
Title:
Formative research to develop a lifestyle application (app) for African American breast cancer survivors
Authors:
Smith, Selina; Whitehead, Mary; Sheats, Joyce; Fontenot, Brittney; Alema-Mensah, Ernest ( 0000-0002-2186-0232 ) ; Ansa, Benjamin E. ( 0000-0002-1285-974X )
Abstract:
Background: There is a proliferation of lifestyle-oriented mobile technologies; however, few have targeted users. Through intervention mapping, investigators and community partners completed Steps 1-3 (needs assessment, formulation of change objectives, and selection of theory-based methods) of a process to develop a mobile cancer prevention application (app) for cancer prevention. The aim of this qualitative study was to complete Step 4 (intervention development) by eliciting input from African American (AA) breast cancer survivors (BCSs) to guide app development. Methods: Four focus group discussions (n=60) and three individual semi-structured interviews (n=36) were conducted with AA BCSs (40-72 years of age) to assess barriers and strategies for lifestyle change. All focus groups and interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed with NVivo qualitative data analysis software version 10, allowing categories, themes, and patterns to emerge. Results: Three categories and related themes emerged from the analysis: 1) perceptions about modifiable risk factors; 2) strategies related to adherence to cancer prevention guidelines; and 3) app components to address barriers to adherence. Participant perceptions, strategies, and recommended components guided development of the app. Conclusions: For development of a mobile cancer prevention app, these findings will assist investigators in targeting features that are usable, acceptable, and accessible for AA BCSs.
Affiliation:
Augusta University
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621544
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 1 (2016)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Selinaen
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorSheats, Joyceen
dc.contributor.authorFontenot, Brittneyen
dc.contributor.authorAlema-Mensah, Ernesten
dc.contributor.authorAnsa, Benjamin E.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T02:56:21Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T02:56:21Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621544-
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is a proliferation of lifestyle-oriented mobile technologies; however, few have targeted users. Through intervention mapping, investigators and community partners completed Steps 1-3 (needs assessment, formulation of change objectives, and selection of theory-based methods) of a process to develop a mobile cancer prevention application (app) for cancer prevention. The aim of this qualitative study was to complete Step 4 (intervention development) by eliciting input from African American (AA) breast cancer survivors (BCSs) to guide app development. Methods: Four focus group discussions (n=60) and three individual semi-structured interviews (n=36) were conducted with AA BCSs (40-72 years of age) to assess barriers and strategies for lifestyle change. All focus groups and interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed with NVivo qualitative data analysis software version 10, allowing categories, themes, and patterns to emerge. Results: Three categories and related themes emerged from the analysis: 1) perceptions about modifiable risk factors; 2) strategies related to adherence to cancer prevention guidelines; and 3) app components to address barriers to adherence. Participant perceptions, strategies, and recommended components guided development of the app. Conclusions: For development of a mobile cancer prevention app, these findings will assist investigators in targeting features that are usable, acceptable, and accessible for AA BCSs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjectlifestyle modificationen
dc.subjectintervention mappingen
dc.subjectcancer prevention guidelinesen
dc.subjectbreast cancer survivorsen
dc.titleFormative research to develop a lifestyle application (app) for African American breast cancer survivorsen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentAugusta Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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