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DOES ENGAGING PATIENTS MATTER? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE ON PATIENT ENGAGEMENT INTERVENTION

IN CANCER CARE

BACKGROUND

Within the scenario of participatory medicine, today more than ever it is important to gather scientific evidence on the impact of engagement initiatives aimed at patients. In particular, the care of people with an oncological disease requires to promote the active involvement of the patient in order to make the treatment processes more effective and sustainable. In this context, patient associations are key stakeholders for the implementation of healthcare engagement.

AIMS

EngageMinds HUB in partnership with the International Kidney Cancer Coalition set out to conduct a systematic review of the scientific evidence in the literature on the impact of cancer patient engagement interventions.

RESULTS

The research is still ongoing but first evidence has shown that engagement interventions in the oncology area present significant results on improving the quality of life of the patient and his family members.

LEAD RESEARCHER: Serena Barello

TEAM: Julia Paola Menichetti / Livio Provenzi

PARTENER

DURATION: February 2019 - ongoing