You may be asked to complete Your Symptoms Matter at home (by computer, tablet, or phone) or at the clinic (by a tablet or paper). This is a questionnaire that helps you tell your Care Team how you are feeling, both emotionally and physically. Your honest answers (positive or negative) will help you and your Care Team better manage your symptoms.
If you are a prostate cancer patient who is not receiving chemotherapy, the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) assessment will be triggered when you have completed Your Symptoms Matter.
An EPIC survey will be only be displayed to patients that:
Your Voice Matters is a patient experience survey that may be prompted directly after completing Your Symptoms Matter.
This survey is designed to measure patient experience as close to real-time or at the point of care as possible. It gives patients the opportunity to share feedback on their most recent visit to their cancer centre or hospital. This information helps us and the Regional Cancer Programs understand how to make the improvements to the cancer system that are most important to patients.
When and how can patients complete Your Voice Matters?
This survey may be prompted after you complete Your Symptoms Matter. It can be completed in a few different ways, depending on what is most convenient for you:
What Are We Capturing?
Your Voice Matters will help us understand your experiences throughout specific phases of the cancer continuum. By capturing these patient-reported experience measures we can better understand how to make meaningful improvements to the cancer system at the local, regional and provincial levels.
All responses will be confidential and won't affect the care you receive.
More information can be found on the Cancer Care Ontario website.
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