Co-Producing the International Pediatric Oncology Exercise Guidelines (iPOEG) Toolkit with End-Users

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Emma McLaughlin
Amanda Wurz
Gregory MT Guilcher
Jennifer Zwicker
S Nicole Culos-Reed


The international Pediatric Oncology Exercise Guidelines (iPOEG) support physical activity among children and adolescents affected by cancer. Knowledge translation efforts are needed to ensure that those who will use and/or benefit from the iPOEG have access to it. This mixed-methods study followed co-production principles as guided by an integrated knowledge translation approach within the Knowledge to Action (KTA) Framework, to engage end-users (i.e., professionals and patients/caregivers) to: (1) identify the types of resources needed; (2) co-produce an iPOEG brand; (3) co-produce resources and content; and (4) co-produce dissemination plans to distribute the iPOEG Toolkit (i.e., resources and content). End-users indicated requiring resources such as posters, infographics, social media posts, and videos, and co-created resource content covering quick tips to get active and movement-related education and information. Generated strategies to disseminate the iPOEG Toolkit included: (1) academic presentations; (2) brief education sessions and facilitated discussions to different end-user groups; (3) engaging champions from different end-user groups; (4) emails and email reminders; (5) mainstream news outlets (e.g., newspaper, magazines, or segments on the television [i.e., local news]); and (6) social media. Co-production of the iPOEG Toolkit and dissemination plan were guided by two phases within the KTA framework to build tools that can promote the reach of the iPOEG, ultimately increasing physical activity in this population.


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McLaughlin, E., Wurz, A., Guilcher, G., Zwicker, J., & Culos-Reed, S. N. (2024). Co-Producing the International Pediatric Oncology Exercise Guidelines (iPOEG) Toolkit with End-Users. Communications in Kinesiology, 1(6).
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