An ecological momentary assessment of self-management in prostate cancer survivors

ConclusionOur findings reinforce the importance of having access to tailored, timely and person-centred supported self-management care plans. Real-time monitoring data can provide helpful information to facilitate tailored recommendations for self-management.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsProstate cancer survivors can experience unmet supportive care needs which may increase men ’s demands to perform self-management of their condition. Future clinical intervention studies aimed at utilising the remote exchange of real-time data serves to optimise tailored supported self-management.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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