Preliminary test of an internet-based diabetes self-management tool
Armstrong, Natalie and Powell, John. (2008) Preliminary test of an internet-based diabetes self-management tool. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Vol.14 (No.3). pp. 114-116. ISSN 1357-633XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2008.003002
Self-care is a way of helping the health service to manage the growth in long-term chronic conditions. We developed an Internet-based self-management tool for diabetes following detailed consultations with patients. The Virtual Clinic allows a patient to communicate with their health professionals, find information about their condition and share support and advice with others through peer-to-peer discussions. We conducted a test of the Virtual Clinic with five patients prior to the start of a six-month pilot study to evaluate its feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness. The test session involved an interactive computer-based element followed by a focus group to gather feedback. All five patients were positive about the Virtual Clinic. A user-centred approach to developing an Internet intervention is important to ensure that it will meet patients' needs and that they will be enthusiastic about using it.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Internet in medicine, Diabetes, Self-care, Health|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 114-116|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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