Using Cancer Distress Surveys to Decrease Escalation and Improve Patient Care
Deploying intuitive cancer distress surveys at the appropriate times can gauge patients’ level of risk and help their care team act more quickly and appropriately. These surveys are critically important throughout a patient’s diagnosis and treatment experience because they can instantly let doctors and care providers know if the patient is at risk for self-harm, malnutrition, emotional instability, and generally lapses in care that can lead to quick health declines.
They are also important because they can help patients manage their distress by providing tips to healthy and proactive resources, like counseling services and local support groups, effective means of coping, lifestyle tools, and more. They can serve as a window into patients’ experiences and emotional states through which care providers can pass valuable information and resources to help them cope.
GoMo Health has spent years helping cancer treatment providers serve their distressed patients’ needs through intuitive, logic-based, and personalized survey dialogue. We partner with providers all over the country to provide surveys that can address in-the-moment vulnerability and high-risk behaviors commonly associated with distress. These surveys have helped us significantly increase patient empowerment, improve their day-to-day state of mind, increase their resiliency and help them more readily embrace the treatment and cancer management process. Sometimes it’s just a matter of asking the right questions.