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Title: Going beyond (electronic) patient-reported outcomes: harnessing the benefits of smart technology and ecological momentary assessment in cancer survivorship research
Author: Thong, Melissa S. Y.
Chan, Raymond J.
Van den Hurk, Corina
Fessele, Kristen
Tan, Winston
Poprawski, Dagmara
Fernández-Ortega, Paz
Paterson, Catherine
Fitch, Margaret I.
MASCC EMA working group
Keywords: Càncer
Malalts de càncer
Monitoratge de pacients
Cancer patients
Patient monitoring
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2021
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Rapid developments in digital mobile and sensor technology have facilitated the active and passive collection of detailed, personalized data in increasingly affordable ways. Researchers may be familiar with the daily diary, portable computers, or the pedometer for the collection of patientreported outcomes (PRO) in cancer survivorship research. Such methods, termed ecological momentary assessment (EMA), have evolved with technological advances, e.g., collecting data or providing interventions (ecological momentary intervention, EMI) via apps or devices such as smartphones. These smart technology-adapted sEMA/ sEMI methods are more widely used in affective disorders or addictive behavior research but are currently still under-utilized in cancer survivorship research. A recent scoping review on the use of active EMA among cancer survivors identified twelve articles published between 1993 and 2018. Most of the included studies in that review used portable computers. This commentary will discuss the utility of sEMA/sEMI in cancer survivorship research and call for action to advance this area of science.
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It is part of: Supportive Care in Cancer, 2021, vol. 29, num. 1, p. 7-10
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ISSN: 0941-4355
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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