Note: Assessing Cancer Patient Usability of a Mobile Distress Screening App

Alyssa Donawa, Christian Powell, Rong Wang, Ming Yuan Chih, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, Corey E. Baker

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Abstract

Despite the increase of accessibility and availability of technology in recent years, equality and access to health-related technology remains limited to certain demographics. In particular, patients who are older or from rural communities represent a large segment of people who are currently not utilizing electronic health solutions; and are considered medically underserved. Rural communities commonly have a higher rate of chronic disease and reduced access to providers; therefore, rural patients could benefit from the adoption of electronic health solutions such as mobile health apps. This pilot study explores the usability of the mobile iOS application, Assuage; designed for remote symptom monitoring in rural cancer patients and built using Apple's ResearchKit, CareKit, and HealthKit frameworks. Two different interfaces for reporting symptoms are assessed using the System Usability Scale by fifteen (15) current and/or post surgery cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ACM SIGCAS/SIGCHI Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies, COMPASS 2022
Pages643-649
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450393478
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2022
Event4th ACM SIGCAS/SIGCHI Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies, COMPASS 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2022Jul 1 2022

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePar F180472

Conference

Conference4th ACM SIGCAS/SIGCHI Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies, COMPASS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/29/227/1/22

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 ACM.

Keywords

  • mobile applications
  • mobile health
  • remote patient monitoring
  • usability testing
  • user experience design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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