First name
Eliana
Last name
Butler

Title

Text Message Responsivity in a 2-Way Short Message Service Pilot Intervention With Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Cancer.

Year of Publication

2019

Number of Pages

e12547

Date Published

2019 Apr 18

ISSN Number

2291-5222

Abstract

<p><strong>OBJECTIVE: </strong>Within a 2-way text messaging study in AYAs who recently completed treatment for cancer, we sought to evaluate text message responsivity across different types of text messages.</p>

<p><strong>METHODS: </strong>AYAs who recently completed treatment for cancer (n=26; mean age=16 years; 62% female, 16/26 participants) received 2-way text messages about survivorship health topics over a 16-week period. Using participants' text message log data, we coded responsivity to text messages and evaluated trends in responsivity to unprompted text messages and prompted text messages of varying content (eg, medication reminders, appointment reminders, and texts about personal experiences as a cancer survivor).</p>

<p><strong>RESULTS: </strong>Across prompted and unprompted text messages, responsivity rapidly decreased (P ≤.001 and =.01, respectively) and plateaued by the third week of the intervention. However, participants were more responsive to prompted text messages (mean responsivity=46% by week 16) than unprompted messages (mean responsivity=10% by week 16). They also demonstrated stable responsivity to certain prompted content: medication reminders, appointment reminders, goal motivation, goal progress, and patient experience texts.</p>

<p><strong>CONCLUSIONS: </strong>Our methodology of evaluating text message responsivity revealed important patterns of engagement in a 2-way text message intervention for AYA cancer survivors.</p>

DOI

10.2196/12547

Alternate Title

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth

PMID

30998225

Title

Development and Content Validation of the Transition Readiness Inventory Item Pool for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer.

Year of Publication

2017

Number of Pages

983-994

Date Published

2017 Oct 01

ISSN Number

1465-735X

Abstract

<p><strong>Objective: </strong>The development of the Transition Readiness Inventory (TRI) item pool for adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors is described, aiming to both advance transition research and provide an example of the application of NIH Patient Reported Outcomes Information System methods.</p>

<p><strong>Methods: </strong>Using rigorous measurement development methods including mixed methods, patient and parent versions of the TRI item pool were created based on the Social-ecological Model of Adolescent and young adult Readiness for Transition (SMART).</p>

<p><strong>Results: </strong>Each stage informed development and refinement of the item pool. Content validity ratings and cognitive interviews resulted in 81 content valid items for the patient version and 85 items for the parent version.</p>

<p><strong>Conclusions: </strong>TRI represents the first multi-informant, rigorously developed transition readiness item pool that comprehensively measures the social-ecological components of transition readiness. Discussion includes clinical implications, the application of TRI and the methods to develop the item pool to other populations, and next steps for further validation and refinement.</p>

DOI

10.1093/jpepsy/jsx095

Alternate Title

J Pediatr Psychol

PMID

29046041

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