Date: 2023-2024 (12 months)
Funding: Ligue contre le Cancer – Comité du Nord (Appel d’offres Recherche 2022 – Demande de subventions de fonctionnement d’équipe et/ou d’équipement)
Coordinator: Kristopher Lamore
Partner in the laboratory: Pascal Antoine, Christelle Duprez, Valentyn Fournier, Delphine Grynberg
Among all the factors affecting the psychological impact of cancer, information and communication are particularly important in improving the emotional adjustment of patients and families facing cancer.
Various programs have been developed to address these needs and difficulties. However, these programs are usually offered individually to patients or relatives. The family system is less studied, and the needs and problems of certain family members are neglected. Moreover, these interventions are difficult to transfer to clinical practice. To overcome these limitations, the ICEbreaker project aims to develop and evaluate a multi-modular program that addresses individual, and relatives needs while facilitating their interactions with health professionals. In this context, the first phase of the project consists of a qualitative study conducted with cancer patients and their relatives to identify the facilitating factors and the obstacles to the use of a digital supportive care intervention. A second objective of this study is to specify the needs of potential beneficiaries of such an intervention. This study will use focus groups to allow a discussion between the participants, facilitated by a person trained in this specific methodology.