Attitudes of young people with diabetes to an Internet-based virtual clinic
UNSPECIFIED (2005) Attitudes of young people with diabetes to an Internet-based virtual clinic. In: Telemedicine and eHealth Forum, Royal Soc Med, London, ENGLAND, NOV 29-30, 2004. Published in: JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE, 11 (Suppl. 1). pp. 59-60.Full text not available from this repository.
We assessed the feasibility of developing a virtual diabetes clinic for young people, using the Internet. The proposed content of the site would be based on self-efficacy theory, aiming to develop confidence in self-management of diabetes. A questionnaire about the proposed Website was delivered to 72 patients who attended a young person's outpatient clinic in a district hospital. Thirty-nine replies were received, a response rate of 54%. The mean age of the respondents was 13 years. A positive attitude to the potential clinic was reported by 95% of respondents. The items rated as most useful were: quick and easy access to up-to-date information about diabetes; the opportunity to ask an expert; good graphics; easy navigation; interactivity. Responses to open questions indicated that 24-hour access and anonymity in asking questions were also valued. A virtual clinic appears to be a possible method of health-care delivery to young people with diabetes.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC MEDICINE PRESS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Page Range:||pp. 59-60|
|Title of Event:||Telemedicine and eHealth Forum|
|Location of Event:||Royal Soc Med, London, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||NOV 29-30, 2004|
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