Assessment of chemotherapy-induced adverse events using a sharing system of patient-reported information via a touch panel

Kana Nakauchi, Shizuka Ido, Satomi Sumikawa, Hitoshi Kawazoe, Shinji Hasebe, Hiroaki Asai, Kazuto Takeuchi, Mayumi Matsuo, Yoshihiro Yakushijin

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Abstract

Screening for total pain and sharing of patient information including adverse events for patients receiving chemotherapy by medical staff is needed in clinical practice. We introduced a sharing system for patient-oriented outcome sheets via a touch panel at an outpatient chemotherapy clinic. This study aimed to assess whether the system contributes to the improved management of treatment-related adverse events. We retrospectively analyzed data from a total of 215 patients at Ehime University Hospital using their electronic medical records from April to August 2015. Forty of these patients had received interventions relating to treatment-related adverse events. The proportion of a total number of interventions before and after the sharing system was 42/282 (14.9%) and 45/215 (20.9%), respectively. The proportion of a total number of interventions at the first course of outpatient chemotherapy also increased from 9/40 (22.5%) to 14/40 (35%) compared with before the sharing system. The purpose of interventions were for insomnia, anorexia, and cancer-related pain, etc., listed in order of degree of frequency. These results suggest that a sharing system of patient-reported interview sheets contributes to tracking treatment-related adverse events and aids in ensuring interventions can be efficiently performed by multidisciplinary team members.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-806
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume47
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May

Keywords

  • Outpatient chemotherapy
  • Patient-reported interview sheet
  • Touch panel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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