Mayo Clinic Minute: How emojis help cancer research treatment

Mayo Clinic Minute: How emojis help cancer research treatment



treating cancer patients with all their symptoms can be complicated but a Mayo Clinic study shows communicating how a patient is managing treatment may be as simple as a scale of emoji faces the scale works really well and that's one of the things we wanted to determine this is something that is scientifically proven to say what we think patients are trying to say and it works very very well dr. Carrie Thompson hematologist at Mayo Clinic led the study she says the research looked at how doctors could track their patient's progress using an Apple watch and an app on their phone patients could rate how they were feeling using a scale of five universally recognized emojis medicine has gotten so complicated so to have something that's simple we all know emoji we all know what various faces mean dr. Thompson says simpler communication with emojis should lead to better care of patients getting information in between appointments to accurately know how patients are doing is going to make a big difference for the Mayo Clinic news network I'm Ian Roth

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