Cancer symptom control: Feasibility of a tailored, interactive computerized program for patients

Diana J. Wilkie, Hsiu Ying Huang, Donna L. Berry, Anna Schwartz, Yu Chuan Lin, Nai-Ying Ko, Angela Chen, Julie Gralow, Skyler K. Lindsley, Dermot Fitzgibbon

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Abstract

This study evaluated the feasibility of an innovative computerized symptom assessment tool, Symptom-Report, and a computerized, tailored education tool, SymptomConsult, in a sample of 41 outpatients with cancer. After patients completed the computerized programs, an audiotaped telephone interview was conducted to assess patients' impressions. The study found that patients required less than 40 minutes on average to complete SymptomReport. The mean acceptability score was high 11 ± 2. The 12 patients who completed SymptomConsult did so in an average of 20 minutes. The majority of participants indicated that the computer programs were easy, enjoyable, and informative tools. Initial formative research supports further study of these feasible computerized programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-62
Number of pages15
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

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Wilkie, Diana J. ; Huang, Hsiu Ying ; Berry, Donna L. ; Schwartz, Anna ; Lin, Yu Chuan ; Ko, Nai-Ying ; Chen, Angela ; Gralow, Julie ; Lindsley, Skyler K. ; Fitzgibbon, Dermot. / Cancer symptom control : Feasibility of a tailored, interactive computerized program for patients. In: Family and Community Health. 2001 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 48-62.
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