Journal article

Exploring Australian regional cancer patients' experiences of clinical trial participation via telemedicine technology

Jin Joo Lee, Kate Burbury, Craig Underhill, Samuel Harris, Kylie Shackleton, Jacquiline McBurnie, Narelle McPhee, Felicity Osmond, Kathleen Wilkins, Paul Baden, Meinir Krishnasamy

JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Regional cancer patients face various barriers in accessing specialist cancer services. Teletrials are a new model of care that utilise telemedicine technology to enable access to and participation in clinical trials close to home. The present study aimed to explore the experiences of regional cancer patients and their carers while participating in a teletrial, and those of regional patients who travelled to a metropolitan centre for trial participation. METHODS: A concurrent, mixed methods study design was used to address the study aim. Patient quality of life data were gathered for both groups and an audio-recorded semi-structured interview undertaken to explore patients' and..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This project was supported by the VCCC, as part of the Victorian government initiative supporting cancer prevention, treatment and care for all Victorians.