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The purpose of this research study is to address the challenge of symptom management for hospitalized patients with cancer.


Clinical Trial Description

Patients with cancer may experience a considerable symptom burden, often requiring hospitalizations for symptom management. This study will pilot test an electronic symptom monitoring intervention, "Improving Management of Patient-Reported Outcomes Via Electronic Data (IMPROVED)," versus usual care in hospitalized patients with cancer.

The goal of this study is test a model where patients' symptoms are monitored during their hospital admission electronically via tablet computers. The investigators are studying whether patients whose clinicians receive their patients' detailed symptom reports each day have improved symptom management compared to those whose clinicians do not receive their patients' detailed symptom reports each day.

The study takes place at Massachusetts General Hospital and involves participating in a study for as long as the participants are admitted to the hospital. The information the investigators collect will help them determine if electronic symptom monitoring improves the care of patients with cancer. ;


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NCT number NCT02891993
Study type Interventional
Source Massachusetts General Hospital
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Status Active, not recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date September 2016
Completion date September 2021

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