How effective can mobile technologies in cancer care be? Which is the point of view of cancer patients on mobile health effectiveness and potential?

Bocconi University in Milan, Italy conducts an international survey among cancer patients to research the actual utilization of mhealth among them. The researchers aim to develop an evaluation of mhealth performance with respect to several economic and social dimensions and to define its potential in cancer care and cancer supportive care for a real and crucial impact on improving the quality of life for cancer patients.

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Please CLICK HERE and fill the survey in: it only takes about 5 minutes to complete it and, upon completion, 1$ will be donated to cancer research. The survey is available in five different languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The utilization of mobile technologies could change the way health care has been delivered and managed thus far. Although no standardized definition of it has been established to date, mhealth can be defined as medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other wireless devices (Global Observatory for eHealth, GOe). Mobile technologies can be particularly effective in cancer supportive care, dealing with the management of the side effects of cancer treatment. Empowering patients and their self-management could have major effects on achieving better quality of life. We thank you for your precious help.