The goal of this presentation is to describe the daily pain experiences reported by 19 school-age children with cancer participating in a trial of a game-based symptom assessment app. We will discuss the prevalence of pain and how participants elected to communicate their pain within the app, using child-centric rating scales, an avatar to localize pain, and free-text responses.
Additionally, we will highlight the potential benefits of using mobile technology to capture how school-age children with cancer express their pain-related experiences as well as the limitations encountered and future directions for the app. This presentation will help attendees better inquire about pain-related symptoms that occur between clinical encounters and to use multiple approaches in eliciting a clinically meaningful evaluation of pain.
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