Performance Status (PS) of a patient is a clinical assessment that is key to understanding the patient’s fitness for the next treatment and is a critical determinant of how a patient responds to treatment. However, current PS evaluation is subjective, and patient-physician disagreement is associated with a 16% increase in
the risk of death.
The Analytical Tools to Objectively Measure Human Performance (ATOM-HP) is a pilot project aimed at quantifying PS to complement the current clinical assessment. A more objective evaluation of PS will be obtained by tracking routine activities with consumer-grade biometric sensors and cameras and translating them into quantitative performance measures. In addition, an app designed for daily patient symptom reporting from a cell phone will collect daily ratings of fatigue, appetite, physical activity, sleep disturbance, and body weight.
ATOM-HP Primary Objectives:
- Identify predictors of Hospitalization / Urgent interventions/ Dose Delays (Mission Failure)
- Identify predictors of performance status score
- Identify predictors of fatigue score
ATOM-HP is led by Dr. Jorge Nieva in Medical Oncology, Dr. Cyrus Shahabi in Computer Science, Dr. Joan Broderick in Social Science and Dr. Peter Kuhn in Physics Oncology with joint support from the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense.