Patient Experiences of Rehabilitation and the Potential for an mHealth System with Biofeedback After Breast Cancer Surgery: Qualitative Study

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dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Louise-
dc.contributor.authorKessie, Threase-
dc.contributor.authorCaulfield, Brian-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-20T11:30:48Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-20T11:30:48Z-
dc.date.copyright2020 the Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2020-07-29-
dc.identifier.citationJMIR mHealth and uHealthen_US
dc.identifier.issn2291-5222-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/11637-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Physiotherapy-led home rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery can protect against the development of upper limb dysfunction and other disabling consequences of surgery. A variety of barriers can limit physical rehabilitation outcomes, and patients may benefit from more support during this time. Mobile health (mHealth) systems can assist patients during rehabilitation by providing exercise support, biofeedback, and information. Before designing mHealth systems for a specific population, developers must first engage with users to understand their experiences and needs. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to explore patients' rehabilitation experiences and unmet needs during home rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery and to understand their experiences of mHealth technology and the requirements they desire from an mHealth system. METHODS: This was the first stage of a user-centered design process for an mHealth system. We interviewed 10 breast cancer survivors under the two main topics of "Rehabilitation" and "Technology" and performed a thematic analysis on the interview data. RESULTS: Discussions regarding rehabilitation focused on the acute and long-term consequences of surgery; unmet needs and lack of support; self-driven rehabilitation; and visions for high-quality rehabilitation. Regarding technology, participants reported a lack of mHealth options for this clinical context and using non-cancer-specific applications and wearables. Participants requested an mHealth tool from a reliable source that provides exercise support. CONCLUSIONS: There are unmet needs surrounding access to physiotherapy, information, and support during home rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery that could be addressed with an mHealth system. Breast cancer survivors are open to using an mHealth system and require that it comes from a reliable source and focuses on supporting exercise performance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission Horizon 2020en_US
dc.format.mediumElectronic-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJMIRen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on http://mhealth.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.en_US
dc.subjectMedical Informaticsen_US
dc.subjectBreast canceren_US
dc.subjectPhysiotherapyen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectmHealthen_US
dc.subjectBiofeedbacken_US
dc.subjectUser-centred designen_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectProspective surveillance modelen_US
dc.subjectActivity monitorsen_US
dc.subjectUnmet needsen_US
dc.subjectExerciseen_US
dc.titlePatient Experiences of Rehabilitation and the Potential for an mHealth System with Biofeedback After Breast Cancer Surgery: Qualitative Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherjennifer.kelly@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume8en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
dc.citation.otherArticle Number: e19721en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2196/19721-
dc.neeo.contributorBrennan|Louise|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorKessie|Threase|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorCaulfield|Brian|aut|-
dc.date.updated2020-10-13T11:26:16Z-
dc.identifier.grantid722012-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en
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