Cancer support & advice (CANadvice) m-health system for home monitoring and symptom management of patients receiving oral chemotherapy treatment

Sobnath, Drishty, Philip, Nada, Kayyali, Reem and Nabhani-Gebara, Shereen (2014) Cancer support & advice (CANadvice) m-health system for home monitoring and symptom management of patients receiving oral chemotherapy treatment. In: Mobihealth 2014- 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"; 3-5 Nov 2014, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

Introduction: Recent development in digital technology has raised the interest of many researchers in implementing technology in the domain of m-health to provide better service to patients. Capecitabine, an oral chemotherapeutic agent causes several side effects which need to be monitored to avoid severe health consequences in patients. Methodology: A multidisciplinary team of pharmacists, clinicians and developers, was assembled for the design and development of CANadvice system, a mobile android application for patients and a web interface for health care professionals to assist patients in monitoring chemotherapy side effects at home. The application provides real time medical or lifestyle advice to patients and sends alerts to health care professionals for intervention. Results and Discussion: Two prototypes were designed, implemented and evaluated. Interviews were carried out with 5 health care professionals to investigate the system's effectiveness. The results indicated in this paper recommend using such tool for monitoring side effects. Real time advice and the link to health care professionals were very well accepted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: Mobihealth 2014- 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"
Organising Body: European Alliance for Innovation
Research Area: Cancer studies
Computer science and informatics
Health services research
Pharmacy
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017)
Depositing User: Sherine El Nabhani
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 15:53
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257409
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32905

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