To Improve Supportive Care for Patients Taking Oral Anticancer Agents

Lu He, Ting Song, Yun Jiang, Ping Yu, Lixin Song, Yang Gong

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Abstract

Oral anticancer agents (OAA) are increasingly prescribed to treat cancer because they are flexible and convenient to use. However, managing complex OAA regimens and life-threatening toxicities at home can be challenging for patients and their caregivers. It is urgent to better understand the supportive care needs for OAA and develop novel approaches to facilitating self-management and communicating about OAA. Guided by the chronic care model (CCM), we conducted a grounded theory-based study to analyze OAA-related online discussions and potential mHealth interventions. We found that patients and caregivers commonly used the online community to share personal experiences and concerns, exchange emotional and informational support, identify relevant resources, and obtain benefits of peer coaching. The findings deepen the understanding of the needs for OAA self-management and mHealth interventions, contributing to the development of mHealth models to enhance supportive care and improve communication among peer patients and between patients and providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2021
Subtitle of host publicationOne World, One Health - Global Partnership for Digital Innovation - Proceedings of the 18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsPaula Otero, Philip Scott, Susan Z. Martin, Elaine Huesing
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages547-551
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682648
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics: One World, One Health - Global Partnership for Digital Innovation, MEDINFO 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Oct 2 2021Oct 4 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume290
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics: One World, One Health - Global Partnership for Digital Innovation, MEDINFO 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/2/2110/4/21

Keywords

  • mHealth
  • Oral Antineoplastic Agents
  • Social Media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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