A study looking at developing a new way to report side effects of treatment online from home

This study is looking at developing a new way for people to report any side effects of treatment online from home.

All cancer treatments have side effects. The researchers want to develop a new way for people to report any side effects they may have. The new way is for people to use their computer at home to go onto a website, fill in an electronic questionnaire and receive information about how to manage the side effect. If the side effect is serious the website is set up to alert a member of the hospital staff and they will contact the person. All the information will be stored in the person’s hospital records so that the hospital staff can see it.

The researchers hope that this will allow people to manage their side effects better and help doctors get a better picture of the side effects people have. They also hope it will help people get medical attention for severe side effects when needed.

The first step is to develop the questionnaire for people to use on the website. The researchers will ask people having treatment at the Bexley Wing, St James’ University Hospital Leeds to complete the questionnaire. They will interview them afterwards to find out what they think about it.

The aims of this study include finding out

  • If the questionnaire is understandable
  • How well the questions relate to people’s experience
  • How easy it is to complete

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