Asyms©-serat: A side-effect risk assessment tool to predict chemotherapy related toxicity in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy

Julie Cowie, Kevin Swingler, Clare Leadbetter, Roma Maguire, Kathryn McCall, Nora Kearney

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    Abstract

    Patients undergoing chemotherapy want specific information on potential toxicities of their treatment. Such information includes what side-effects they are likely to experience, how severe these side-effects will be, how long they will experience them for, and the best ways of managing them. As well as improving the experiences; of patients, information about potential side-effects may also be of significant benefit clinically,as patients who are 'at risk' of developing certain toxicities may be identified, facilitating more targeted,cost-effective interventions. This paper describes research that uses risk-modelling techniques for identifying patterns in patient side-effect data to aid in predicting side-effects patients are likely to experience. Through analysis of patient data, a patient can receive information specific to the symptoms they are likely to experience. A user-friendly software tool ASyMS©-SERAT (Advanced Symptom Management System-Side-Effect Risk Assessment Tool) has been developed, which presents side-effect information to the patients both at the start of treatment and reviews and monitors predictions with each new cycle of chemotherapy received.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHEALTHINF 2008
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics
    EditorsL Azevedo, AR Londral
    Place of PublicationSetubal
    PublisherInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
    Pages225-230
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)9789898111166
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Conference on Health Informatics - Funchal, Portugal
    Duration: 28 Jan 200831 Jan 2008
    http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/HEALTHINF2008/

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Health Informatics
    Abbreviated titleHEALTHINF 2008
    CountryPortugal
    CityFunchal
    Period28/01/0831/01/08
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • risk modelling
    • side-effect prediction
    • cancer chemotherapy
    • POPULATION-BASED ASSESSMENT
    • BREAST-CANCER
    • SURVIVAL PREDICTION
    • INDUCED NEUTROPENIA
    • HOSPITALIZATIONS
    • INFORMATION
    • SYMPTOMS
    • THERAPY
    • TIME

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    Cowie, J., Swingler, K., Leadbetter, C., Maguire, R., McCall, K., & Kearney, N. (2008). Asyms©-serat: A side-effect risk assessment tool to predict chemotherapy related toxicity in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy. In L. Azevedo, & AR. Londral (Eds.), HEALTHINF 2008: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics (Vol. 2, pp. 225-230). Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication. http://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/biostec/healthinf2008-2.html