Improving symptom communication through personal digital assistants: the CHAT (Communicating Health Assisted by Technology) project.

@article{Post2013ImprovingSC,
  title={Improving symptom communication through personal digital assistants: the CHAT (Communicating Health Assisted by Technology) project.},
  author={Douglas M. Post and Charles L. Shapiro and Donald J. Cegala and Prabu David and Mira L Katz and Jessica L. Krok and Gary S. Phillips and Ann Sheck McAlearney and Jennifer S Lehman and William Mitchinson Hicks and Electra D Paskett},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs},
  year={2013},
  volume={2013 47},
  pages={
          153-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Communication problems impede effective symptom management during chemotherapy. The primary aim of this pilot randomized controlled trial was to test the effects of a personal digital assistant-delivered communication intervention on pain, depression, and fatigue symptoms among breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Secondary aims included assessment of 1) study feasibility, 2) patient and clinician responses to study participation, and 3) intervention effects on health… CONTINUE READING

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