Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Proactive Web-Based Versus Telephone-Based Information and Support: Can Electronic Platforms Deliver Effective Care for Lung Cancer Patients?
OPEN JMIR research protocols | 28 Oct 2016
CL Paul, AW Boyes, L O'Brien, AL Baker, FA Henskens, I Roos, T Clinton-McHarg, D Bellamy, G Colburn, S Rose, ME Cox, EA Fradgley, H Baird and D Barker
Community-based services such as telephone support lines can provide valuable informational, emotional, and practical support for cancer patients via telephone- or Web-based (live chat or email) platforms. However, very little rigorous research has examined the efficacy of such services in improving patient outcomes.
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