Research project The aim is to test if age adjusted information and training is of help for children and parents when preparing for and undergoing radiotherapy. The material is developed by a team of interaction designers in collaboration with staff, nursing researchers and radiation oncologists.
In Sweden about 100 children with cancer are treated with radiotherapy each year. The current project is a cooperation between three centers in Sweden (Umeå, Uppsala and Stockholm) with Radiation Sciences, Institute of Design and Nursing at Umeå University. We have gathered data about children, parents and staff experiences of the radiotherapy process using interviews, rating scales and the children's own drawings. A study-intervention has then been created and implemented. Data from interviews and rating-scales have been collected from a control group and an intervention group. Analysis and publication of results are underway. Subject: Oncology, children, nursing, design
The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund, 2013-2014: SEK 1,150,000