Theory-based Bladder Self-Management Program for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
Development of an Online, Theory-based Bladder Self-Management Program for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury through Iterative Consultations
The objective of this project is to develop and validate an online theory-based self-management intervention focused on enhancing skills and behaviours targeted to maintain or improve bladder health in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Specific activities of this project can be broken down into 2 phases:
(1) Defining features and specification of the program through consultations with SCI stakeholders and consumers, leading to the process of prototype development that involves cyclically developing, obtaining feedback from stakeholders and making changes to the prototypes based upon feedback.
(2) Once development is complete, the program will undergo a proof of concept trial and evaluation with persons with SCI to determine satisfaction with the program.
The project is focuses on behaviour change and is based on Swartzer’s 2011 Health Action Process Approach Model (HAPA). Once this project is complete, it is anticipated that it will become part of the National Pan-Canadian self-management program currently in development.