Individual Study / Marthick et al.; JMIR Cancer. 2018

An Interactive Web Portal for Tracking Oncology Patient Physical Activity and Symptoms

An Interactive Web Portal for Tracking Oncology Patient Physical Activity and Symptoms

Initiatives -
The goal of the research was to evaluate the feasibility, usability, and acceptability of an interactive Web portal developed to support patients with cancer to increase daily physical activity levels. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2017
Funding
This research was supported via a Sydney Catalyst Seed Funding Grant and a Mostyn Family Foundation Grant. The authors acknowledge the support of the LivingRoom Supportive Care and Integrative Oncology Department at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, including Dr Judith Lacey and Alison Sibley.

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort

Marker Paper

Marthick M, Dhillon HM, Alison JA, Cheema BS, Shaw T. An Interactive Web Portal for Tracking Oncology Patient Physical Activity and Symptoms: Prospective Cohort Study. JMIR Cancer. 2018;4(2):e11978. Published 2018 Dec 21. doi:10.2196/11978

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
49
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Potentially eligible patients registered with the cancer center were invited to participate by a member of their health care team between March and June 2017.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Australia
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • diagnosed with any cancer
Other criteria
The inclusion criteria were (1) diagnosed with any cancer, at any stage of treatment receiving or had received anticancer therapy within the last 12 months, (2) aged 18 years or older, (3) Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 to 2, (4) had internet or mobile phone access, (5) willing to complete the intervention and follow-up in English, and (6) provided written informed consent.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population
Specific Population
  • Clinic patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
49
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Following eligibility check and consent, participants were enrolled serially into one of three cohorts without randomization. Cohort 1 was provided Web portal access and given a wearable activity tracker (Misfit Shine) for 10 weeks. Cohort 2 was provided Web portal access, an activity tracker, and an additional weekly automated summary message via the Web portal detailing average symptom and physical activity scores over the past week, along with specific educational material such as information on cancer-related fatigue and nutrition. Cohort 3 received the same content as Cohort 2 plus personalized behavioral change messaging from an accredited exercise physiologist (MM). Messages were sent weekly through the Web portal to the participants’ emai
Start Date
2017-03
End Date
2017-06
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartwatch and wearables
    • Web portal