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Authors

  1. Vaughn, Jacqueline PhD, RN
  2. Shah, Nirmish MD
  3. Docherty, Sharron L. PhD, PNP, FAAN
  4. Yang, Qing PhD
  5. Shaw, Ryan J. PhD, RN

Abstract

Children with life-threatening illness (C-LTI) experience considerable symptom distress. Mobile technology may offer opportunities to better obtain symptom data that will lead to better symptom management. A mixed-methods study was conducted to explore the feasibility of monitoring and visualizing symptoms using 2 mobile health devices in C-LTI. Participants engaged with the Apple Watch 56% and recorded in the study app 63% of their study days. Our findings showed feasibility of using mobile technology for monitoring symptoms and further explored opportunities to visualize these data showing symptom occurrences, patterns, and trajectories in C-LTI.