Optimisation and validation of a remote monitoring system (Onco-TREC) for home-based management of oral anticancer therapies: An Italian multicentre feasibility study

Alessandro Passardi, Mimma Rizzo, Francesca Maines, Carlo Tondini, Alberto Zambelli, Roberto Vespignani, Daniele Andreis, Ilaria Massa, Marco DIanti, Stefano Forti, Enrico Maria Piras, Claudio Eccher

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Introduction: Despite the growing number of oral agents available for cancer treatment, their efficacy may be reduced due to the lack of adherence, inappropriate adverse event self-management and arbitrary dose adjustment. The management of anticancer therapies could exponentially benefit from the introduction of mobile health technologies in a highly integrated electronic oncology system. Methods and analysis: We plan to customise and fine-tune an existing monitoring TreC platform used in different chronic diseases in the oncology setting. This project follows a multistep approach with two major purposes: 1. participatory design techniques driven by Health Literacy and Patient Reported Outcomes principles in order to adapt the system to the oncology setting involving patients and healthcare providers; 2. a prospective training-validation, interventional, non-pharmacological, multicentre study on a series of consecutive patients with cancer (20 and 60 patients in the training and validation steps, respectively) in order to assess system capability, usability and acceptability. The novel Onco-TreC 2.0 is expected to contribute to improving the adherence and safety of cancer care, promoting patient empowerment and patient-doctor communication. Ethics and dissemination: Ethical approval was obtained from the Independent Ethics Committees of the participating institutions (CEIIAV protocol Number 2549/2015; reference Number 1315-PU). Informed consent will be obtained from all study participants. Findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed journals, conferences and event presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere014617
JournalBMJ Open
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • adherence
  • home-based healthcare management
  • oral anticancer agents
  • patient empowerment
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Passardi, A., Rizzo, M., Maines, F., Tondini, C., Zambelli, A., Vespignani, R., Andreis, D., Massa, I., DIanti, M., Forti, S., Piras, E. M., & Eccher, C. (2017). Optimisation and validation of a remote monitoring system (Onco-TREC) for home-based management of oral anticancer therapies: An Italian multicentre feasibility study. BMJ Open, 7(5), [e014617]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014617