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A Pilot Study of the Feasibility and Acceptability of an Interactive Computerized Symptom Assessment Tool to Assess Disease and Treatment-Related Symptoms Experienced by Children with Cancer

University of California San Francisco
Tina Baggott, RN, PhD, PNP
Grant Type: 
Nurse Researcher Grants
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Type of Childhood Cancer: 
General Pediatric Cancer
Project Description: 

The use of Patient Report Outcomes in research and clinical care has increased substantially in recent years. Multiple challenges exist when researchers and clinicians collect symptom data from children. One goal of this research is to determine the feasibility and usefulness of a novel interactive computerized symptom assessment tool (SiSom) to be used in both clinical practice and research. The number and type of symptoms reported by children and their parents using a standardized symptom checklist will be compared to the SiSom system. In addition, children's symptom reports will be compared to parent reports.