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Development of a Web Portal for Physical Activity and Symptom Tracking in Oncology Patients

DATE
08 December 2017
PUBLICATION / RESOURCE TYPE
T3
TOPIC
  • Exercise
  • Scholarships

Development of a Web Portal for Physical Activity and Symptom Tracking in Oncology Patients: Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study

Background:

Significant benefits accrue from increasing physical activity levels in people with a history of cancer. Physical activity levels can be increased using behavioural change interventions in this population. Access to web-portals and provision of activity monitors to provide feedback may support behaviour change by encouraging patient engagement in physical therapy. The web-portal evaluated in this study will provide a system to monitor physical activity and sleep, for use by both clinician and patient, along with symptom and health related quality of life tracking capabilities.

 

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