Individual Study / Lyu et al.; Chin Med J (Engl). 2016

Smartphone Application WeChat for Clinical Follow-up of Discharged Patients With Head and Neck Tumors: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Smartphone Application WeChat for Clinical Follow-up of Discharged Patients With Head and Neck Tumors: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Initiatives -
In this study, the feasibility and superiority of WeChat application in clinical follow-up was investigated. 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
2015
End Year
2015
Funding
This work was partially supported by a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81072224).

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Lyu KX, Zhao J, Wang B, et al. Smartphone Application WeChat for Clinical Follow-up of Discharged Patients with Head and Neck Tumors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Chin Med J (Engl). 2016;129(23):2816‐2823. doi:10.4103/0366-6999.194635

PUBMED 27900995

Number of participants

Number of participants
108
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A total of 108 patients diagnosed with head and neck tumor were randomized to WeChat follow-up (WFU) group or telephone follow-up (TFU) group for 6-month follow-up.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • China
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • patients diagnosed with head and neck tumor

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Clinical patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
108
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
In this study, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and superiority of WeChat application in clinical follow-up.
Start Date
2015-04
End Date
2015-10
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps