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A process and mechanism of action evaluation of the effect of early and intensive nutrition care, delivered via telephone or mobile application, on quality of life in people with upper gastrointestinal cancer

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posted on 22.11.2021, 01:09 by KATE FURNESS
Malnutrition is highly prevalent in people with upper gastrointestinal cancers, with low levels of accessibility to early nutrition interventions. E-health has been touted as a potential strategy to improve their delivery by bridging the gap in access. This thesis examines a process and mechanisms of action evaluation of a randomised controlled trial aiming to identify and explore the differences between providing early, intensive nutrition intervention to patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer via synchronous versus asynchronous delivery methods compared to usual care. Future studies should focus their attention on an economic evaluation which is essential to inform the future of novel e-health service delivery models.

History

Principal supervisor

Terrence

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Primary and Allied Health Care

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences