A range of international peer-reviewed studies on the design and use of Sisom has been conducted. Studies like these use good practices for research and is evaluated by experts within the respective fields before they are published in scientific journals.


Siedlikowski M, Curiale L, Rauch F, Tsimicialis A (2021) Experiences of Children With Osteogenesis Imperfecta in the Co-design of the Interactive Assessment and Communication Tool Sisom OI: Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Design Sessions. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 4 (3), e22784. DOI 10.2196/22784, PubMed 34383677
Siedlikowski M, Rauch F, Tsimicialis A (2020) Giving Children With Osteogenesis Imperfecta a Voice: Participatory Approach for the Development of the Interactive Assessment and Communication Tool Sisom OI. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (9), e17947 DOI 10.2196/17947, PubMed 32960176
Gilljam BM, Nygren JM, Svedberg P, Arvidsson S (2020) Impact of an Electronic Health Service on Child Participation in Pediatric Oncology Care: Quasiexperimental Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (7), e17673 DOI 10.2196/17673, PubMed 32720907
Carlsson IM, Arvidsson S, Svedberg P, Nygren J, Viklund Å, Birkeland AL, Larsson I (2020) Creating a communication space in the healthcare context: Children’s perspective of using the eHealth service, Sisom. Journal of Child Health, 25 (1), 31-43. DOI 10.1177/1367493520904804, PubMed 32048874


Tsimicalis A, Rennick J, Le May S, Stinson J, Sarkis B, Séguin K, Siedlikowski M, Choquette A, Louli J (2019) “Tell it as it is”: How Sisom prompts children and parents to discuss their cancer experience. Cancer Reports, 2 (3), e1173. DOI 10.1002/cnr2.1173
Larsson Ingrid, et. al. (2019) Parents' experiences of an e-health intervention implemented in pediatric healthcare: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1), 800. DOI 10.1186/s12913-019-4643-7, PubMed 31690287
Arvidsson S, Gilljam BM, Nygren J, Ruland CM, Nordby-Bøe T, Svedberg P (2016) Redesign and Validation of Sisom, an Interactive Assessment and Communication Tool for Children With Cancer. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 4 (2), e76. DOI 10.2196/mhealth.5715, PubMed 27343004
Baggott C, Baird J, Hinds P, Ruland CM, Miaskowski C (2015) Evaluation of Sisom: A computer-based animated tool to elicit symptoms and psychosocial concerns from children with cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19 (4), 359-69. DOI 10.1016/j.ejon.2015.01.006, PubMed 25691300


Tsimicalis A, et. al. (2014) Usability Testing of a Computerized Communication Tool in a Diverse Urban Pediatric Population. Cancer Nursing, 37 (6), DOI 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000115, PubMed 24457227
Vatne TM, Finset A, Brodahl KØ, Holmstrøm H (2013) Effects of an interactive symptom communication tool for children with heart disease on patient-provider communication in outpatient care: Preliminary results. Journal of Communications In Healthcare, 6 (2), 106-114. DOI 10.1179/1753807612Y.0000000020


Ruland CM, Starren J, Vatne TM (2007) Participatory design with children in the development of asupport system for patient-centered care in pediatric oncology. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 41 (4), 359-69. DOI 10.1016/j.jbi.2007.10.004, PubMed 18082468