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Activating Technology for Connected Health in Cancer: Protocol for a Research and Training Program
Mountford, Nicola; Zubiete, Enrique Dorronzoro; Kessie, Threase; Garcia-Zapirain, Begonya; Nuño-Solinís, Roberto; Coyle, David; Munksgaard, Kristin B.; Fernandez-Luque, Luis; Romero, Octavio Rivera; Fernandez, Matilde Mora; Jimenez, Pedro Valero; Daly, Ailish; Whelan, Ruth; Caulfield, Brian
As cancer survival rates increase, the challenge of ensuring that cancer survivors reclaim their quality of life (QoL) becomes more important. This paper outlines the research element of a research and training program that is designed to do just that. Objective: Bridging sectors, disciplines, and geographies, it brings together eight PhD projects and students from across Europe to identify the underlying barriers, test different technology-enabled rehabilitative approaches, propose a model to optimize the patient pathways, and examine the business models that might underpin a sustainable approach to cancer survivor reintegration using technology. Methods: The program, funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722012, includes deep disciplinary PhD projects, intersectoral and international secondments, interdisciplinary plenary training schools, and virtual subject-specific education modules. Results: The 8 students have now been recruited and are at the early stages of their projects. Conclusions: CATCH will provide a comprehensive training and research program by embracing all key elements—technical, social, and economic sciences—required to produce researchers and project outcomes that are capable of meeting existing and future needs in cancer rehabilitation.
Keyword(s): eHealth; mHealth; consumer health informatics; cancer; cancer rehabilitation
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Mountford, Nicola and Zubiete, Enrique Dorronzoro and Kessie, Threase and Garcia-Zapirain, Begonya and Nuño-Solinís, Roberto and Coyle, David and Munksgaard, Kristin B. and Fernandez-Luque, Luis and Romero, Octavio Rivera and Fernandez, Matilde Mora and Jimenez, Pedro Valero and Daly, Ailish and Whelan, Ruth and Caulfield, Brian (2018) Activating Technology for Connected Health in Cancer: Protocol for a Research and Training Program. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20 (1). e14. ISSN 1929-0748
Publisher(s): JMIR Publications
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