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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164659
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE TIME IS NOW; ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT OF FATIGUE
Author(s):
Hacker, Eileen
Author Details:
Eileen Hacker, PhD, RN, AOCN, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: ehacker@uic.edu;
Abstract:
The purpose of this methodological issues abstract is to discuss the applicability of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) for capturing real-time, real-world assessments of fatigue in cancer patients receiving intensive therapy. Ecological momentary assessment refers to a number of methodological data collection techniques that incorporate repeated real-time measurements of phenomena, such as symptoms, behaviors, or physiological processes, as they occur in naturalistic settings. Ecological momentary assessment, derived from the behavioral sciences, is characterized by (1) studying people in their natural environment to enhance ecological validity, (2) conducting assessments of the individual’s immediate or near-immediate state to minimize recall biases, and (3) sampling the phenomena under study throughout the course of the day to ensure an adequate representation of the individual’s experience. Patients may provide this data through computerized processes or through a pen and paper approach. Computerized EMA offers the added advantage of time stamping data entries permitting examination of patient compliance. Computerized EMA holds substantial promise for assessing fatigue in cancer patients receiving intensive therapy. These patients frequently experience severe and debilitating fatigue and they may not be able to complete lengthy questionnaires or participate in long interviews. In our recent study, we used computerized EMA to study the experience of fatigue as it occurs over a 3 day period prior to and following intensive cancer treatment. The data collection processes were designed to maximize patient compliance and minimize subject burden. In this study, the majority of patients were able to provide real-time fatigue data, even when experiencing multiple side effects of chemotherapy. Our study findings demonstrate that it is feasible to use computerized ecological momentary assessment to collect self-report fatigue data in acutely ill oncology patients if the subject burden is reasonable. Ecological momentary assessment of fatigue also provides the researchers and patients with the flexibility of completing fatigue assessments when the fatigue actually occurs, eliminating the problem of recall biases and minimizing response shift issues.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: Funded by the ONS Foundation through an unrestricted grant from Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.; American Cancer Society; and University of Illinois College of Nursing Center for Research on Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE TIME IS NOW; ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT OF FATIGUEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHacker, Eileenen_US
dc.author.detailsEileen Hacker, PhD, RN, AOCN, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: ehacker@uic.edu;en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164659-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this methodological issues abstract is to discuss the applicability of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) for capturing real-time, real-world assessments of fatigue in cancer patients receiving intensive therapy. Ecological momentary assessment refers to a number of methodological data collection techniques that incorporate repeated real-time measurements of phenomena, such as symptoms, behaviors, or physiological processes, as they occur in naturalistic settings. Ecological momentary assessment, derived from the behavioral sciences, is characterized by (1) studying people in their natural environment to enhance ecological validity, (2) conducting assessments of the individual’s immediate or near-immediate state to minimize recall biases, and (3) sampling the phenomena under study throughout the course of the day to ensure an adequate representation of the individual’s experience. Patients may provide this data through computerized processes or through a pen and paper approach. Computerized EMA offers the added advantage of time stamping data entries permitting examination of patient compliance. Computerized EMA holds substantial promise for assessing fatigue in cancer patients receiving intensive therapy. These patients frequently experience severe and debilitating fatigue and they may not be able to complete lengthy questionnaires or participate in long interviews. In our recent study, we used computerized EMA to study the experience of fatigue as it occurs over a 3 day period prior to and following intensive cancer treatment. The data collection processes were designed to maximize patient compliance and minimize subject burden. In this study, the majority of patients were able to provide real-time fatigue data, even when experiencing multiple side effects of chemotherapy. Our study findings demonstrate that it is feasible to use computerized ecological momentary assessment to collect self-report fatigue data in acutely ill oncology patients if the subject burden is reasonable. Ecological momentary assessment of fatigue also provides the researchers and patients with the flexibility of completing fatigue assessments when the fatigue actually occurs, eliminating the problem of recall biases and minimizing response shift issues.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:04:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:04:42Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding Sources: Funded by the ONS Foundation through an unrestricted grant from Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.; American Cancer Society; and University of Illinois College of Nursing Center for Research on Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health.-
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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