Rehabilitation program by way of telehealth to assist regional and rural ladies recovering from gynecological most cancers
  • Reading time:3 min(s) read

Women in rural and regional areas recovering from gynecological most cancers and therapy will now have entry to a University of Queensland rehabilitation program by telehealth.

Professor Sandie McCarthy from UQ’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, and co-lead of Mater Research’s Health Care Delivery and Innovation program, mentioned extra funding from Wesley Medical Research is increasing the ACUMEN program to assist regional Queensland ladies entry assist beforehand unavailable to them.

More than one third of ladies residing with reproductive cancers in Queensland are from regional and rural areas and sadly, many cannot entry the identical post-operative assist as their metropolis friends.

The new funding from Wesley Medical Research expands the present ACUMEN program by offering this group of ladies with the assist they want by telehealth.

ACUMEN brings collectively a gaggle of well being suppliers to ship key restoration instruments that may improve high quality of life, and now we are able to do this by videoconferencing.”

Professor Sandie McCarthy from UQ’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Approximately 20,000 Australian ladies reside with treatment-induced continual illness after their most cancers analysis.

The undertaking’s Chief Investigator Dr Janine Porter-Steele, from Wesley Medical Research, Wesley Choices Cancer Support and UQ’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, mentioned it was vital to get regional and rural ladies concerned in this system.

“Most women with reproductive cancers are insufficiently active and it comes down to the lack of support and education provided,” Dr Porter-Steele mentioned.

“Despite the identified advantages of train after therapy, solely 30 per cent of ladies met bodily exercise tips.

“ACUMEN is addressing an unmet need for a large group of women who are at a heightened risk of chronic conditions including diabetes, fatigue, and psychological distress.”

Rural and regional individuals will obtain primary gear, evaluation instruments and a Fitbit for exercise monitoring.

Supervised train periods might be delivered by way of a videoconferencing platform.

The first part of the ACUMEN program has delivered face-to-face periods for nearly 50 ladies in south-east Queensland over the previous 12 months.

Program participant Kerry Henry mentioned self-confidence is changed with concern and lack of management after a most cancers analysis.

“The program gave me a chance to take control of my fitness, and with the support of great exercise physiologists it improved my strength and balance and I feel so much better within myself.”

Queensland ladies residing in regional and rural areas can be part of this system by emailing the analysis staff at [email protected]

The University of Queensland, Wesley Medical Research and The Wesley Hospital, Mater Research and Metro North Health work collectively to ship the ACUMEN program, with new funding from Wesley Medical Research enabling regional and rural ladies to entry this system by way of telehealth.

If you are interested in working in a distraction free environment, visit our site Blissful Noises where we provide various sounds and features to help you focus or relax.