Acceptance of digital apps in the follow-up of patients with head and neck tumors Akzeptanz digitaler Apps in der Nachsorge von Patient*innen mit Kopf-Hals-Tumoren

Weusthof C, Zhu Z, Ruck A, Bolooki A, Schöffski O, Wollenberg B, Wirth M (2024)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2024

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DOI: 10.1007/s00106-024-01463-6

Abstract

Background: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures lead to improved quality of life in cancer patients and possibly to earlier detection of tumor recurrence. Objective: Patient interest in complementing tumor follow-up care with apps for recording PROs was assessed using a questionnaire. Materials and methods: An independently created questionnaire to record the interest of tumor patients in a digitalized form of tumor follow-up care was evaluated (n = 110). Results: In the study, the majority of tumor patients were interested in using an app for tumor disease. Taking age into account, the number increased even further for patients < 60 years of age, as expected. In line with this, human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive patients showed significantly greater interest (p = 0.021). Conclusion: The introduction of an app is supported by the majority of tumor patients. In addition to recording PROs, other applications (appointment reminders, patient files, sports/nutrition programs) could also be integrated.

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APA:

Weusthof, C., Zhu, Z., Ruck, A., Bolooki, A., Schöffski, O., Wollenberg, B., & Wirth, M. (2024). Acceptance of digital apps in the follow-up of patients with head and neck tumors Akzeptanz digitaler Apps in der Nachsorge von Patient*innen mit Kopf-Hals-Tumoren. HNO. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00106-024-01463-6

MLA:

Weusthof, Christopher, et al. "Acceptance of digital apps in the follow-up of patients with head and neck tumors Akzeptanz digitaler Apps in der Nachsorge von Patient*innen mit Kopf-Hals-Tumoren." HNO (2024).

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