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Currently submitted to: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Date Submitted: Feb 2, 2020
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Smartphone remote monitoring app to follow-up colorectal cancer survivors: a requirement analysis

  • Seyed Mohammad Ayyoubzadeh; 
  • Mohammad Shirkhoda; 
  • Sharareh R. Niakan Kalhori; 
  • Niloofar Mohammadzadeh; 
  • Somayyeh Zakerabasali; 

ABSTRACT

Background:

Colorectal survivors after discharge face multiple challenges and eHealth may potentially support them through providing tools such as smartphone apps. They have lots of capabilities to exchange information and could be used for remote monitoring of these patients.

Objective:

In this study, we addressed required features for apps designed to follow-up colorectal cancer patients.

Methods:

Features of related apps were extracted through the literature; the features were categorized and then they were modified. A questionnaire is designed containing the features listed and prioritized based on MoScoW technique and an open question for each category. The link of the questionnaire is shared among oncological surgeons and related clinical experts in the country. The answers were analyzed using CVR and the minimum feature set of a monitoring app to follow-up colorectal cancer patients were obtained.

Results:

The questionnaire contained ten sections evaluating nine categories of features. Eighteen experts filled the questionnaire. the minimum features of the app identified as: patient information registration, sign and symptoms monitoring, education, reminders, and patient evaluation (0.42<CVR<0.85). Features including physical activity, personalized advice, and social network did not get the minimum score (-0.11<CVR<0.39).

Conclusions:

The requirements set could be used for designing an app for the targeted population. Further research might address patient’s concerns on such an app also the extensibility of this features to other types of cancer.


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Please cite as:

Ayyoubzadeh SM, Shirkhoda M, R. Niakan Kalhori S, Mohammadzadeh N, Zakerabasali S

Smartphone remote monitoring app to follow-up colorectal cancer survivors: a requirement analysis

JMIR Preprints. 02/02/2020:18083

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.18083

URL: https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/18083

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