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Collecting data from cancer patients whilst providing a Virtual Reality (VR) intervention

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02 September. 2022 | 15:00 | Online
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are patients’ reports of their symptom experience, quality of life and functionality. These measures are used as an endpoint to clinical trials but rarely integrated into routine cancer care. Moreover, they are resource intensive and prone to retrospective biases. PRICE project aims to develop and evaluate a digital health tool (ePROM), collecting PROMs at the clinic and additional Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) of pain using a mobile application. EMA can overcome biases and barriers in PROM assessment whilst EMI can offer an easy and possibly cost-effective intervention until patients re-visit the clinic. The project can contribute to monitoring patient data and achieve viable health systems, which is a top priority of HORIZON-2020. It is also timely since digital health tools are considered the future of oncology care but often lack robustness in development and evaluation. This project uses a theoretically informed process to overcome this problem with two Implementation Phases: (a) iteratively develop the prototype collecting early user data in three Focus Groups with patients, medical and nursing staff and (b) evaluating its routine use in a feasibility uncontrolled study in two large clinics in Cyprus

Presentations by: Dr. Angelos Kassianos, Cyprus University of Technology & University of Cyprus Dr. Maria Matsangidou, CYENS Mr Theodoros Solomou, CYENS

During this webinar, we will present the project, and the VR environment and will demonstrate the app!

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