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Poster Display session 3

4128 - E-health effectiveness to increase patient adherence for immunotherapy; a cost-benefit study.


30 Sep 2019


Poster Display session 3


Maria José Dias


Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v816-v821. 10.1093/annonc/mdz272


M.J.S. Dias1, P. Fernández2, P. Sousa3, F. Rocha Gonçalves4, E. Férnandez5

Author affiliations

  • 1 Oncology, Instituto Portugues de Oncologia Centro do Porto(IPO-Porto), 4200-072 - Porto/PT
  • 2 Radiation Oncology, ICO - Institut Català d'Oncologia l'Hospitalet (Hospital Duran i Reynals), 08902 - Hospitalet de Llobregat/ES
  • 3 Coordinator Professor, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Porto, 4200 - Porto/PT
  • 4 Professor, Faculdade Medicina Universidade do Porto, 4200 - Porto/PT
  • 5 Department Director, ICO - Institut Català d'Oncologia l'Hospitalet (Hospital Duran i Reynals), 08902 - Hospitalet de Llobregat/ES


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Abstract 4128


E-health incorporates a range of standards, tools and activities that use electronic to deliver information, resources and services in relation to health care. Final goal is improve quality of health information, strengthening national health systems and ensuring accessible health for population with reduce costs.

Imuno-oncology uses the power of the body’s own immune system to prevent, target, control, and eliminate cancer. Most of Immune related Adverse Events are moderate, reversible if detected early and properly. Teleoncology can decrease the existing gaps between care provider and patients. Allow patients to contact with professionals, permit communication, emotional support, regular assessment and, patient empowerment during and after treatment which rise patient adherence.


Describe the use of e-health systems to promote cancer care. How e-health technology can improve cancer nurse practise and empower cancer patients receiving Immunotherapy? 3 phases: first literature review searching for e-health nurses interventions with cancer patients in last years. Second; to recruit nurses’ priorities in the 2 countries (Portugal, Spain) to assess and control adherence. Finally a multimodal pathway using e-health technology to provide a checklist for professionals will be develop.


The intended results are to provide a standardized system in order to facilitate the use of e-health, for cancer patients and professionals. Display evidence-based models using a process for framing a question, locating, assessing, evaluating, and repeating it as needed. Is projected to recognize professionals needed skills to improve e-Health technologies to support cancer care, specify e-health interventions for the management of immunotherapy side effects and factors that users perceive or experience as facilitators or barriers to the uptake and implementation of eHealth technologies.


Technology-based interventions could be suitable for immunotherapy treatment. The study will recognize the necessary skills and e-health best system to improve nursing care, adherence and promote quality of life. Further research is required to fully assess the impact of technology as an information and support mechanism for carers.

Clinical trial identification

Editorial acknowledgement

Legal entity responsible for the study

The authors.


Has not received any funding.


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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