I am a postdoc working with James Landay. My field is Human-Computer Interaction, and my work lies at the intersection of interaction design, inclusivity, and artificial intelligence. I study the needs of marginalized groups who may particularly benefit from or be harmed by the outcomes of technology design decisions that affect us all. In addition, I employ my design skills to generate and advocate for more-inclusive design alternatives.
James Landay, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
The association between perioperative frailty and ability to complete a web-based geriatric assessment among older adults with cancer.
European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology
The aim of this study was to assess the degree to which patient frailty is associated with both need for assistance and time required to complete the eRFA, a web-based GA tool.We retrospectively identified patients who underwent surgery for cancer from 2015 to 2020, had a hospital length of stay ≥1 day, and completed the eRFA before surgery. Frailty was assessed using two methods: the MSK-FI (score 0-11) and the AGD (score 0-13). Time to complete the eRFA was automatically recorded by a web-based tool; assistance with eRFA completion was self-reported by the patient.In total, 3456 patients were included (median age, 78 years). Overall, 58% of surveys were completed without assistance, 30% were completed with assistance, and 12% were completed by someone other than the patient. Younger age (median age: without assistance, 77 years; with assistance, 80 years; completed by someone else, 80 years) and lower frailty score (median AGD: 4, 6, and 8, respectively; median MSK-FI: 2, 3, and 3, respectively) were associated with independency (all p < 0.001). Higher frailty score was associated with longer time to complete the eRFA (all nonlinear association p < 0.001).Frail patients are more likely to benefit from completion of GA to determine appropriate treatment. Given that not all cancer patients have a caregiver who can assist completing a digital questionnaire, innovative solutions are needed to help frail patients complete the eRFA without assistance.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ejso.2022.11.011
View details for PubMedID 36404252
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