The module is available online.
Sexual concerns after cancer are common, for both patients and their partners. Rekindle is a research-driven, self-led, private web-based educational resource that addresses sexual concerns related to cancer survivorship, across all cancer-types. There are 12 different versions of the intervention that vary with respect to user characteristics, such as side effects experienced, women vs. men, and patients vs. partners. “Ambassadors” representing different user populations provide patient testimonials and are matched to each intervention. Rekindle’s teaching modules are tailored to users’ specific area of sexual concern or unmet need. Additional modules are available at the end of the intervention for users who would like extra support. Rekindle supports cancer survivors and their partners, while also aiming to change the culture surrounding how we talk about sexual concerns related to survivorship.
Rekindle is currently being evaluated in a three-armed randomized control trial. The first group uses the intervention on its own. The second group uses the intervention plus telephone support. The third group doesn’t have any support beyond resources found on the Internet. Approximately 350 Australians have enrolled in the trial, from rural and urban areas. This demand speaks to the prevalence of sexual concerns and how much users want support. It also highlights the lack of existing support mechanisms to address sexual concerns. Results will be forthcoming.
Rekindle is a research-driven, self-led, private web-based educational resource that addresses sexual concerns related to cancer survivorship, across all cancer-types.