ACCEPTABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SELF REPORT ASSESSMENTS FOR CANCER AT TWO INSTITUTIONS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211545
Type:
Research Study
Title:
ACCEPTABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SELF REPORT ASSESSMENTS FOR CANCER AT TWO INSTITUTIONS
Abstract:
PURPOSE: To examine the acceptability of the Electronic Self Report Assessment for Cancer (ESRA-C), a computerized program for patients with cancer to report symptoms and quality of life concerns. BACKGROUND:  Cancer is second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S.  It is important that standardized symptom assessments are performed during cancer treatment to ensure that patients’ symptoms are addressed and optimally managed. Better symptom control is associated with increased health related quality of life and patient satisfaction. METHODS: This was a secondary cross-sectional analysis of two data sets collected from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA – 2004-2008) and Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center (DFHCC- 2008-current).  The sample included 1,525 adults 18 years and older with various forms of cancer receiving radiation and/or chemotherapy at SCCA and DFHCC who spoke and read English.  The Acceptability E-Scale (AES) was used to assess patient acceptability and satisfaction with ESRA-C.  Higher scores on the AES indicate greater acceptability. The AES was administered after participants had completed other questionnaires about their health, symptom distress, quality of life, and pain intensity. RESULTS:  Approximately 92% of the participants in both samples were Caucasian and ~ ~36% of the SCCA sample and 45% of the DFHCC were 60+ years of age. AES scores were similar between the SCCA and DFHCC sample (26.00±3.42 and 25.26± 3.85).  Correlations between age and total AES and individual items were very small (r=-.001 to -.091). Higher levels of education were negatively correlated with total AES (rho=-0.189; p=<0.001). Depressed mood was also negatively correlated with AES scores for men: SCCA (r=-.209, p=0.004); DFHCC (r=-.115; p=0.046) but not for women: SCCA (r=-.047, p=0.515); DFHCC (r=-.101; p=0.82). CONCLUSION:  Results of this study indicated that ESRA-C was acceptable to a large sample of Caucasian, non-Hispanic patients with at least a high school educations receiving care from two comprehensive cancer centers. While small differences in the acceptability scores were identified for education, race and gender and level of depression, the sum and item scores were high and within range for an acceptable patient-centered technology in both samples.
Keywords:
ESRA-C; Electronic Self Report Assessment for Cancer
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5438
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleACCEPTABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SELF REPORT ASSESSMENTS FOR CANCER AT TWO INSTITUTIONSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211545-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To examine the acceptability of the Electronic Self Report Assessment for Cancer (ESRA-C), a computerized program for patients with cancer to report symptoms and quality of life concerns. BACKGROUND:  Cancer is second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S.  It is important that standardized symptom assessments are performed during cancer treatment to ensure that patients’ symptoms are addressed and optimally managed. Better symptom control is associated with increased health related quality of life and patient satisfaction. METHODS: This was a secondary cross-sectional analysis of two data sets collected from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA – 2004-2008) and Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center (DFHCC- 2008-current).  The sample included 1,525 adults 18 years and older with various forms of cancer receiving radiation and/or chemotherapy at SCCA and DFHCC who spoke and read English.  The Acceptability E-Scale (AES) was used to assess patient acceptability and satisfaction with ESRA-C.  Higher scores on the AES indicate greater acceptability. The AES was administered after participants had completed other questionnaires about their health, symptom distress, quality of life, and pain intensity. RESULTS:  Approximately 92% of the participants in both samples were Caucasian and ~ ~36% of the SCCA sample and 45% of the DFHCC were 60+ years of age. AES scores were similar between the SCCA and DFHCC sample (26.00±3.42 and 25.26± 3.85).  Correlations between age and total AES and individual items were very small (r=-.001 to -.091). Higher levels of education were negatively correlated with total AES (rho=-0.189; p=<0.001). Depressed mood was also negatively correlated with AES scores for men: SCCA (r=-.209, p=0.004); DFHCC (r=-.115; p=0.046) but not for women: SCCA (r=-.047, p=0.515); DFHCC (r=-.101; p=0.82). CONCLUSION:  Results of this study indicated that ESRA-C was acceptable to a large sample of Caucasian, non-Hispanic patients with at least a high school educations receiving care from two comprehensive cancer centers. While small differences in the acceptability scores were identified for education, race and gender and level of depression, the sum and item scores were high and within range for an acceptable patient-centered technology in both samples.en_GB
dc.subjectESRA-Cen_GB
dc.subjectElectronic Self Report Assessment for Canceren_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:01:27Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:01:27Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:01:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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