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Table 3 Patients’ attitude towards clinic-ePRO/home-ePRO

From: Evaluation of electronic patient-reported outcome assessment with cancer patients in the hospital and at home

   Agreement (%)
   Clinic-ePRO Home-ePRO
   N = 113 N = 45
Considering PROs as an useful and adequate method to provide information on QOL to physicians 64.6 91.1
Wish to see own PRO results 61.1 77.8
Wish to discuss PRO results with treating physiciana - 82.2
Willingness to complete QLQ-C30 at the hospital 94.7 84.4
at homeb 68.1 -
For patients reasonable time frames for PRO completion at home at least weekly 14.2 53.3
monthly 18.6 24.4
yearly 43.4 13.3
missing 23.8 8.9
Preference of phone interview over home-ePROc no 97.3 93.2
Preferred mode of PRO assessment paper-pencil 7.1 17.8
electronic 67.2 60.0
no preference 23.9 20.0
decline of assessment 1.8 2.2
  1. aN = 45 patients at the Kufstein County Hospital
  2. bN = 113 patients at Medical University of Innsbruck
  3. cN = 118 patients (73 patients of Medical University of Innsbruck and 45 patients of the Department of Internal Medicine, Kufstein County Hospital)