Journal article

A systematic review of types and efficacy of online interventions for cancer patients

Heidi McAlpine, Lynette Joubert, Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Mark Merolli, Katharine J Drummond

PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This review examines the evidence-based literature surrounding the use of online resources for adult cancer patients. The focus is online resources that connect patients with their healthcare clinician and with supportive and educational resources, their efficacy and the outcome measures used to assess them. METHODS: The following databases were systematically searched for relevant literature: MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, Inspec and Computers and Applied Science. Included were studies conducted in an outpatient setting, and reporting a measurable, clinically relevant outcome. Fourteen studies satisfied the inclusion criteria. RESULTS:..

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