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TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157-165

Technology-based psychosocial support for adolescent survivors of leukemia: An example intervention for nurse specialists


1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman, Turkey
2 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Gazi University Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tuba Arpaci
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jin.jin_46_22

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Technology-based interventions are thought to be one of the innovative alternatives for improving the psychosocial health of adolescent survivors. This article outlines an example of technology-based psychosocial intervention for adolescent survivors of leukemia. This technology-based psychosocial support intervention consists of five separate modules related to personal development, coping skills, and a healthy lifestyle. intervention can be applied to adolescents (aged 12–18 years) who have completed leukemia treatment at least 2 years ago and are disease free. Psychosocial interventions are crucial to improving adolescent survivors' psychosocial well-being in long-term follow-up. It is thought that psychosocial interventions can be effective on survivors' self-efficacy, coping skills, and quality of life, and survivors will be satisfied with the program. Regarding the model of childhood cancer survivorship care, this intervention can be integrated into the follow-up program and guide pediatric oncology nurses in preparing support programs for adolescent survivors.


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