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dc.contributor.authorKearney, Nora-
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Lisa Ann-
dc.contributor.authorNorrie, John-
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Lesley-
dc.contributor.authorGray, Peter-
dc.contributor.authorMcGee-Lennon, Marilyn-
dc.contributor.authorSage, Meurig-
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Morven-
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Roma-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a mobile phone-based, remote monitoring, advanced symptom management system (ASyMS((c))) on the incidence, severity and distress of six chemotherapy-related symptoms (nausea, vomiting, fatigue, mucositis, hand-foot syndrome and diarrhoea) in patients with lung, breast or colorectal cancer. DESIGN: A two group (intervention and control) by five time points (baseline, pre-cycle 2, pre-cycle 3, pre-cycle 4 and pre-cycle 5) randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Seven clinical sites in the UK; five specialist cancer centres and two local district hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and twelve people with breast, lung or colorectal cancer receiving outpatient chemotherapy. INTERVENTIONS: A mobile phone-based, remote monitoring, advanced symptom management system (ASyMS((c))). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Chemotherapy-related morbidity of six common chemotherapy-related symptoms (nausea, vomiting, fatigue, mucositis, hand-foot syndrome and diarrhoea). RESULTS: There were significantly higher reports of fatigue in the control group compared to the intervention group (odds ratio = 2.29, 95%CI = 1.04 to 5.05, P = 0.040) and reports of hand-foot syndrome were on average lower in the control group (odds ratio control/intervention = 0.39, 95%CI = 0.17 to 0.92, P = 0.031). CONCLUSION: The study demonstrates that ASyMS((c)) can support the management of symptoms in patients with lung, breast and colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy.en_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag-
dc.relationKearney N, McCann LA, Norrie J, Taylor L, Gray P, McGee-Lennon M, Sage M, Miller M & Maguire R (2009) Evaluation of a mobile phone based, Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS©) in the management of chemotherapy related toxicity, Supportive Care in Cancer, 17 (4), pp. 437-444.-
dc.rightsPublished in Supportive Care In Cancer by Springer-Verlag. The original publication is available at
dc.subjectmobile phoneen_UK
dc.subjectlung canceren_UK
dc.subjectbreast canceren_UK
dc.subjectcolorectal canceren_UK
dc.subjectsymptom managementen_UK
dc.subjectsymptom improvementen_UK
dc.subjectremote monitoringen_UK
dc.subjectmobile phone based technologyen_UK
dc.subject.lcshCancer diagnosis-
dc.subject.lcshCancer Nursing-
dc.subject.lcshCancer pain Treatment-
dc.subject.lcshOncologic Nursing methods-
dc.subject.lcshPain therapy-
dc.subject.lcshTelecommunication in medicine-
dc.subject.lcshMonitoring Physiologic-
dc.titleEvaluation of a mobile phone based, Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS©) in the management of chemotherapy related toxicityen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleSupportive Care in Cancer-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeen-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgow-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgow-
dc.contributor.affiliationKelvin Connect Ltd-
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre-
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre-
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