Article

Real-time management of chemotherapy toxicity using the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS)

Citation

Cowie J, McCann LA, Maguire R, Kearney N, Paterson C, Connaghan J, Hughes J & Di Domenico D (2013) Real-time management of chemotherapy toxicity using the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS). Journal of Decision Systems, 22 (1), pp. 43-52. https://doi.org/10.1080/12460125.2012.760269

Abstract
This paper describes an ongoing study of the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) for patients receiving chemotherapy for breast or colorectal cancer. We begin by detailing the ASyMS work to date, providing an overview of research conducted in the field over the last ten years. The current study, ASyMS-III, is then presented, highlighting the study methodology, multi-site involvement, the outcomes being measured, and discussion of the tool. The paper concludes with reflections on the progress of the ASyMS-III study to date, and discusses potential directions for future research.

Keywords
real-time symptom assessment; smartphone technology; chemotherapy related toxicities

Journal
Journal of Decision Systems: Volume 22, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2013
Publication date online15/02/2013
Date accepted by journal13/12/2012
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1246-0125