Individual Study / Yurkiewicz et al.; J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2018

Effect of Fitbit and iPad Wearable Technology in Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients

Effect of Fitbit and iPad Wearable Technology in Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients

Initiatives -
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer face significant challenges with regard to fatigue, reduced physical activity, and social isolation, which may negatively impact quality of life. This study investigated whether the use of digital wearable technology (Fitbits, along with synced iPads) can affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in AYA aged patients with cancer. 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.

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort
Follow Up
6-month follow-up or the end of treatment

Marker Paper

Yurkiewicz IR, Simon P, Liedtke M, Dahl G, Dunn T. Effect of Fitbit and iPad Wearable Technology in Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2018;7(5):579‐583. doi:10.1089/jayao.2018.0022

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
33
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer face significant challenges with regard to fatigue, reduced physical activity, and social isolation, which may negatively impact quality of life. This was a prospective cohort study that offered Fitbits and iPads to all AYA patients aged 15 to 29 at an academic medical center at the time of cancer diagnosis. Patients completed the Short Form Health Survey developed by RAND (RAND-36) assessing eight dimensions of HRQOL on entering the study and at the time of their 6-month follow-up or the end of treatment, whichever occurred first
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
15
Maximum age
29
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • patients with cancer

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population
Specific Population
  • Clinic patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
33
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
This study investigated whether the use of digital wearable technology (Fitbits, along with synced iPads) can affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in AYA aged patients with cancer.
Start Date
2011
End Date
2011
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone apps
    • Tablet/laptop