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    Activating Technology for Connected Health in Cancer: Protocol for a Research and Training Program

    Mountford, Nicola and Zubiete, Enrique Dorronzoro and Finnegan-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

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: eHealth; mHealth; consumer health informatics; cancer; cancer rehabilitation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11286
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    Depositing User: Nicola Mountford
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 15:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Medical Internet Research
    Publisher: JMIR Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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