​​DART volunteer showing a woman a DART brochureDART (the Distress Assessment and Response Tool) is a review of your overall health, well-being and symptoms. DART asks you questions and assesses your experiences as a patient in areas such as:

  • Common physical symptoms
  • Practical concerns
  • Emotional concerns

Your responses will be shared with your health care team.

DART monitors your symptoms over time. Complete DART at every clinic visit to do your part in making sure you get the best care possible.

Video on patient reported outcome tools like DART (Courtesy: Cancer View Canada)

 

Why is DART Important?

Your health care team is here to give you the best possible care. DART helps you and your health care team to:

  • Talk about your most important concerns and symptoms
  • Plan care that is right for you
  • Find the help you and your family may need

Life with cancer can be very distressing. Feeling distress is normal, but it can be difficult to manage on your own. We have a dedicated team of social workers and psychiatrists who can help you with your concerns.

Last reviewed: 2/26/2018
Last modified: 1/11/2019 10:32 AM