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dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Romaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Morvenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Lisa Annen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Lesleyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Noraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSage, Meurigen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNorrie, Johnen_UK
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Changes in cancer services to outpatient care have resulted in patients spending limited time in hospital. The use of IT within healthcare has seen the development of innovative ways to support patients in the community. AIM: This study aimed to test the procedures and technical systems involved in using an advanced symptom management system (ASyMS-®) in the home monitoring and symptom management of patients receiving chemotherapy. METHOD: Ten patients were recruited from two centres in Scotland. Patients in the intervention group used the mobile phone to record and send their symptom reports to their hospital and receive self-care advice, while the control group received standard care. A risk model was developed which alerted healthcare professionals of symptoms that were severe or life-threatening. Patient and nurse perceptions were evaluated throughout. RESULTS: Patients believed the system improved the management of symptoms and felt reassured they were being monitored at home. Nurses also found the system beneficial in managing symptoms and promoting timely interventions. The full randomised controlled trial is now underway. CONCLUSION: The ASyMS system has the potential to improve the management of symptoms in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy.en_UK
dc.publisherEmap Informen_UK
dc.relationMaguire R, Miller M, McCann LA, Taylor L, Kearney N, Sage M & Norrie J (2008) Managing chemotherapy symptoms via mobile phones. Nursing Times, 104 (22), pp. 28-29.
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dc.subjectCancer Nursingen_UK
dc.subjectCancer Chemotherapyen_UK
dc.subjectCancer Patientsen_UK
dc.subjectCommunication in public healthen_UK
dc.subjectDelivery of Health Careen_UK
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_UK
dc.subjectCellular telephonesen_UK
dc.titleManaging chemotherapy symptoms via mobile phonesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleNursing Timesen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKelvin Connect Ltden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMaguire, Roma|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMiller, Morven|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcCann, Lisa Ann|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTaylor, Lesley|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorKearney, Nora|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSage, Meurig|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNorrie, John|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameMaguire - Managing chemotherapy symptoms via mobile phones .pdfen_UK
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