What is Watchful waiting?

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Watchful waiting is an approach to a medical condition in which time is allowed to pass before medical intervention or therapy is used. During this time, testing and ongoing monitoring may be performed.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple myeloma 24 21
Doctor recommendation 12 18
Lumps and bumps 3 2
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2 1
Evaluation/monitoring 1 1
Fatigue 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 41

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Watchful waiting

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Back pain 1
Fatigue 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 1
Neuropathic pain in lower extremities 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Watchful waiting

Dosage Patients
1 hr every 3 months 1
1 other every 3 months 1
1 other monthly 1
1 mg daily 1
18 hr daily 1
24 other daily 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Watchful waiting

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped using Watchful waiting

Duration

Currently using Watchful waiting

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Watchful waiting

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 41
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 35
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 20
Not specified 21
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Watchful waiting.