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Table 1 Intervention content and association with self-efficacy theory

From: RESTORE: an exploratory trial of an online intervention to enhance self-efficacy to manage problems associated with cancer-related fatigue following primary cancer treatment: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

RESTORE sessions Content Mandatory/not mandatory Self-efficacy theory construct
Session 1: introduction Defines CRF, possible causes and effects, and outlines purpose of the intervention Mandatory Not applicable
Session 2: goal setting Introduces the concept of goal setting and planning; ‘SMART’ (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) goals are described Mandatory Performance accomplishments and verbal persuasion
Session 3: diet, sleep, exercise, home life and work Describes how CRF may impact on these aspects of everyday life and how effective goal setting can help manage this interference Not mandatory Performance accomplishments and verbal persuasion
Session 4: thoughts and feelings Psychological aspects of CRF and how these can be managed, including through goal setting Not mandatory Performance accomplishments and verbal persuasion
Session 5: talking to others Describes the difficulties of talking to others (friends, family, colleagues, health professionals), and some strategies on how to manage this, including through goal setting Not mandatory Performance accomplishments and verbal persuasion
Activities suggested throughout
Patient stories Extracts from people affected by cancer and who have experienced fatigue; sharing their experiences and methods of self-management, written text and video clips Not mandatory Vicarious experiences
Self-monitoring The use of a fatigue diary to monitor fatigue and understand its pattern Not mandatory Physiological experiences
Monitoring fatigue each time a participant logs into RESTORE Mandatory
Feedback Personal feedback on success of goal setting, planning and fatigue level Mandatory Performance accomplishments and verbal persuasion
Web links Web links to useful resources Not mandatory Not applicable
Take a break buttons Provided throughout to allow participants to rest during sessions if required Not mandatory Not applicable