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A review of mobile applications to help adolescent and young adult cancer patients

Overview of attention for article published in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, August 2015
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Title
A review of mobile applications to help adolescent and young adult cancer patients
Published in
Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/ahmt.s69209
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Authors

Kimberly Wesley, Philip Fizur

Abstract

To review research articles utilizing mobile applications with adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. We identified articles via online searches and reference lists (eg, PsycInfo, PubMed). Articles were reviewed by two study team members for target population, stated purpose, technological utilization, sample size, demographic characteristics, and outcome data. Strengths and weaknesses of each study were described. Of 19 identified manuscripts, six met full inclusion criteria for this review (four smartphone applications and two tablet applications). One additional article that included an application not specific to oncology but included AYA patients with cancer within the target sample was also reviewed. Uses of these applications included symptom tracking, pain management, monitoring of eating habits following bone marrow transplant, monitoring of mucositis, and improving medication management. Utility results from pilot studies are presented. Mobile applications are growing in number and increasingly available to AYAs with and without chronic illness. These applications may prove useful in helping to support AYAs throughout their cancer treatment and beyond. However, few applications provide empirical data supporting their utility. Numerous strengths and benefits of these applications include increased accessibility to educational resources and self-management strategies, more frequent physical and emotional symptom tracking, and increased access to peer support. Despite these strengths, numerous limitations are identified, highlighting the need for future research in this area.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 65 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 5%
Student > Bachelor 1 2%
Researcher 1 2%
Student > Master 1 2%
Librarian 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 57 88%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 3 5%
Computer Science 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Decision Sciences 1 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 57 88%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2015.
All research outputs
#2,473,767
of 5,578,916 outputs
Outputs from Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
#4,532
of 15,855 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,720
of 192,927 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
#120
of 672 outputs
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