Supporting Medical Staff from Psycho-Oncology with Smart Mobile Devices: Insights into the Development Process and First Results

Creators: Schobel, Johannes and Volz, Madeleine and Hörner, Katharina and Kuhn, Peter and Jobst, Franz and Schwab, Julian D. and Ikonomi, Nensi and Werle, Silke D. and Fürstberger, Axel and Hoenig, Klaus and Kestler, Hans A.
Title: Supporting Medical Staff from Psycho-Oncology with Smart Mobile Devices: Insights into the Development Process and First Results
Item Type: Article or issue of a publication series
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of environmental research and public health : IJERPH / Molecular Diversity Preservation International
Page Range: p. 5092
Date: May 2021
Divisions: Gesundheitsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): Cancer is a very distressing disease, not only for the patients themselves, but also for their family members and relatives. Therefore, patients are regularly monitored to decide whether psychological treatment is necessary and applicable. However, such monitoring processes are costly in terms of required staff and time. Mobile data collection is an emerging trend in various domains. The medical and psychological field benefits from such an approach, which enables experts to quickly collect a large amount of individual health data. Mobile data collection applications enable a more holistic view of patients and assist psychologists in taking proper actions. We developed a mobile application, FeelBack, which is designed to support data collection that is based on well-known and approved psychological instruments. A controlled pilot evaluation with 60 participants provides insights into the feasibility of the developed platform and it shows the initial results. 31 of these participants received paper-based questionnaire and 29 followed the digital approach. The results reveal an increase of the overall acceptance by 58.5% in the mean when using a digital screening as compared to the paper-based. We believe that such a platform may significantly improve cancer patients’ and relatives’ psychological treatment, as available data can be used to optimize treatment.
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Schobel, Johannes and Volz, Madeleine and Hörner, Katharina and Kuhn, Peter and Jobst, Franz and Schwab, Julian D. and Ikonomi, Nensi and Werle, Silke D. and Fürstberger, Axel and Hoenig, Klaus and Kestler, Hans A. (2021) Supporting Medical Staff from Psycho-Oncology with Smart Mobile Devices: Insights into the Development Process and First Results. International journal of environmental research and public health : IJERPH / Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 18 (10). p. 5092. ISSN 1660-4601 (online)

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