Patient-Centered Innovations, Education and Technology for Cancer Care, Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Research
JMIR Cancer (JC) is a Pubmed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal with a focus on education, innovation and technology in cancer care, cancer survivorship and cancer research, as well as in participatory and patient-centred approaches. A sister journal of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), a leading eHealth journal (Impact Factor 2016: 5.175), the scope of JC is broader and includes non-Internet approaches to improve cancer care and cancer research.
We invite submission of original research, viewpoints, reviews, tutorials, case studies, and non-conventional articles (e.g. open patient education material and software resources that are not yet evaluated but free for others to use/implement).
In our "Patients' Corner", we invite patients and survivors to submit short essays and viewpoints on all aspects of cancer, but in particular suggestions on how to improve the health care system, and suggestions for new technologies, applications and approaches (no article processing fees).
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Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile breast cancer survivorship care application: Pilot study
Date Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
Open Peer Review Period: Jun 13, 2017 - Aug 8, 2017
Background: Background: Survivors living in rural areas experience unique challenges due to additional burdens such as travel and limited access to specialists. Rural survivors of breast cancer have r...
Background: Background: Survivors living in rural areas experience unique challenges due to additional burdens such as travel and limited access to specialists. Rural survivors of breast cancer have reported poorer outcomes, mental health and physical functioning, as well as lower than average quality of life compared to urban survivors. Objective: Objective: To explore the feasibility and acceptability of developing a mobile health survivorship care application to facilitate care coordination, support medical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and improve survivors' long-term health outcomes. Methods: Methods: An interactive prototype application, SmartSurvivor, that included recommended survivorship care plan components was developed. The prototype's feasibility and acceptability were tested by a sample of breast cancer survivors (n=6) and health care providers (n=5). Results: Results: Overall, both survivors and providers felt that SmartSurvivor was a potentially valuable tool to support long-term survivorship care plan objectives. Portability, accessibility, and having one place for all contact, treatment, symptom tracking, and medication summaries was highly valued. Conclusions: Conclusions: Our pilot indicates that SmartSurvivor is a feasible and acceptable approach to meeting survivorship care objectives and the needs of both breast cancer survivors and their health care providers. Exploration of mobile health options for supporting survivorship care plan needs is a promising area of research.