Symptom Monitoring in Children With Life-Threatening Illness: A Feasibility Study Using mHealth.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Children with life-threatening illness (C-LTI) experience considerable symptom distress. Mobile technology may offer opportunities to better obtain symptom data that will lead to better symptom management. A mixed-methods study was conducted to explore the feasibility of monitoring and visualizing symptoms using 2 mobile health devices in C-LTI. Participants engaged with the Apple Watch 56% and recorded in the study app 63% of their study days. Our findings showed feasibility of using mobile technology for monitoring symptoms and further explored opportunities to visualize these data showing symptom occurrences, patterns, and trajectories in C-LTI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vaughn, J; Shah, N; Docherty, SL; Yang, Q; Shaw, RJ

Published Date

  • July 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 268 - 278

PubMed ID

  • 33624987

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8368073

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000359


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States