K-HOPE Programme©

The following is a recommended intervention identified by the TP-CKD programme for implementation with both staff and patients, to test the following question:

Can the use of intervention tools help to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of patients with kidney disease to enable fuller participation in the management of their own health?

To explore other interventions identified by the programme, visit our Interventions Toolkit Home Page

How the Coventry University K-HOPE Programme© could work for people living with kidney disease and health professionals who support them

What is the K-HOPE programme?

The K-HOPE programme is a self-management programme which aims to improve a person’s knowledge, skills and confidence, also referred to as patient activation, to manage the physical, psychological and social consequences of living with kidney disease. The K-HOPE programme is an innovative approach to self-management as it encourages psychological and behavioural change by fostering positive emotional states which builds on a person’s existing strengths and resiliencies, rather than focusing predominantly on skills deficit.

The K-HOPE programme is delivered in 6 weekly sessions each of 2.5 hours to groups of between 8-12 participants.  The programme includes evidence-based behavioural change techniques, such as person-centred goal-setting, action-planning, and problem-solving. Other activities include cognitive and behavioural self-management techniques to manage anxiety, depression and stress and relaxation.   The K-HOPE programme also includes, identifying personal strengths, scheduling pleasant activities, mindfulness, gratitude diaries, and reviewing successes.

What are the benefits of attending the K-HOPE programme?

We have evaluated versions of the HOPE programme for people living with and affected by cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and parent caregivers of children with autism and we have found consistent improvements in depression, anxiety, positive mental wellbeing and hope.  Participants value the peer support and sharing experiences with others who understand the challenges they face.   Participants who are more hopeful and enjoy better mental health are more engaged with their health care regime and healthcare team.

K-HOPE Programme facilitator training

The K-HOPE programme can be co-delivered by NHS or social-care CKD workforce and people living with kidney disease.  The facilitator training is a 2 day classroom-based course,  involving training in motivational interviewing (e.g. reflective listening) and behaviour change skills (e.g. goal setting, action planning), group facilitation skills (e.g. managing challenging behaviours) and delivery practice of intervention activities.   K-HOPE Programme is manualised to ensure consistency of delivery and content.

For further information including costs of the K-HOPE programme, please contact:
Andy Turner PhD
HCPC Registered Health Psychologist, Professor of Health Psychology
Faculty of Health & Life  Sciences
Coventry University
Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research
Richard Crossman 4th Floor
CV1 5FB

Tel: 02477657498
Mob: 07599 782465
Fax: 02476 887469

Email: a.turner@coventry.ac.uk

Useful Links and Resources

Martin F, Turner A, McHattie D & Surendranath S. Systematic Development of a General Self-Management Intervention for Survivors of Cancer. International Conference on Support for Self Management of Health, University of Stirling, Scotland May 11th – 13th

Martin F, Turner A, McHattie D, Cooper L & Surendranath S. ‘Using Patient Generated Ideas to Develop a Self-Management Intervention for cancer.’ Arden Cancer Network Conference, November, 2010

Turner A, Bourne C, McHattie D, Martin F, Jesuthasan J, Davies N, Surendranath S & Cooper L. A positive psychological group self-management support programme for cancer survivors. British Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference, January 19th 2012

Turner A, Bourne C, McHattie D, Martin F, Jesuthasan J, Dennis N, Davies N, Batehup L, Surendranath S & Cooper L. Cancer survivors report improved quality of life after attending the HOPE programme: “The friendship and kindness have given me the determination to face life again.” Division of Health Psychology Conference, 5th – 7th September 2012, Liverpool

Yalom, ID., Leszcz, M. (2005). Theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th Edition). New York, NY: Basic Books

Abraham C, Michie S, (2008) A taxonomy of behaviour change techniques used in interventions, Health Psychology 2008, Vol.27, No.3, 379-387

Turner A. Improving the wellbeing of cancer patients in the community. Nursing in Practice – Mar-Apr 2011, 75-76

Turner A. (2010) HOPE is key. Nursing Standard, December

Turner A. (2010) Cancer survivors more positive with HOPE. Primary Care Today. Nov-Dec 2010, 36

Snyder (2000) Handbook of Hope Theory, Measures and Applications, California, Academic Press