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Jun 19, 2019

MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer

15 - CANCER-RELATED EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS FOR TEACHERS AND CLASSMATED OF HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN WITH CANCER: TEACHERS EXPERIENCES - A RESPECT STUDY

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pediatric

education

rehabilitation

school.aged

teachers

intervention

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pediatric

education

rehabilitation

school.aged

teachers

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Title: The teachers evaluation on education of school-aged children with cancers classmates about cancer and cancer treatment (25 ord) Background: The educational and psycho-social challenges school-aged children with cancer experience at school re-entry, calls for supportive interventions. Imbedded in the RESPECT study, a 60-minutes age adjusted nurse-led educational session, aiming at enhancement of teachers and classmate’s knowledge and attitudes about cancer and cancer treatment, were evaluated. Methods: Pre-and post the educational session, a study specific questionnaire was mailed to 120 teachers of children with cancer. The questionnaire evaluated the teacher’s perspective on structure, content and outcome of the educational session. Results: Study inclusion occurred, a median of 5 [0-110] days following the child´s cancer diagnoses, and the educational session was conducted (100%) a median of 10 [2-118] days hereafter. Despite, 72% of the teachers searched information prior to informing the classmates, 40% faced questions they were unable to answer. Furthermore, 27% of teachers felt insecure and 33% stated they had insufficient resources to address the situation. The teachers were satisfied with the content (100%), duration (98%) and level (98%) of the educational session. Post-education, the teachers felt more secure and comfortable in: addressing cancer to the classmates (83%), having the child with cancer in class (61%), and in cooperation with the family (73%). The educational session significantly reduced (p=0.00512) the teachers insecurity related to having a child with cancer in the class. The educational session increased 66% of the teachers and 98% of the classmate’s knowledge on cancer. Conclusion: Education of children with cancer´s teachers enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes and forms a cornerstone in easing children with cancers school re-entry.

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