Cancer compass: Examining personal health record usage among breast cancer survivors

Maia Jacobs, James Clawson, Elizabeth Mynatt

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Abstract

As personal health records (PHRs) become more common, they have the potential to become a critical tool for breast cancer survivors. Our research has identified a hierarchy of needs that could be addressed, in part, through PHR capabilities. While breast cancer survivors are expected to receive many benefits from using PHRs, little is known about how people will use and adopt this technology. In order to gain a better understanding of the potential uses and pitfalls for PHRs, we will give 80 breast cancer survivors mobile PHR systems and monitor their usage over the course of two months. We will investigate the motivational factors that lead to PHR adoption and the correlations between system usage, self-efficacy and locus of control. Our goal is to understand if PHRs have the potential to successfully engage breast cancer survivors with their daily health practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013
Pages264-265
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013 - Venice, Italy
Duration: May 5 2013May 8 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013

Conference

Conference2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period5/5/135/8/13

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • cancer compass
  • personal health records

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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