ICMCC

the international council on medical & care compunetics

council

28
November, 2014
Friday

web based education

Improving healthcare consumer effectiveness: An Animated, Self-serve, Web-based Research Tool (ANSWER) for people with early rheumatoid arthritis

Li, Linda C. et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 9(1)

Background
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should use DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) within the first three months of symptoms in order to prevent irreversible joint damage. However, recent studies report the delay in DMARD use ranges from 6.5 months to 11.5 months in Canada. While most health service delivery interventions are designed to improve the family physician’s ability to refer to a rheumatologist and prescribe treatments, relatively little has been done to improve the delivery of credible, relevant, and user-friendly information for individuals to make treatment decisions. To address this care gap, the Animated, Self-serve, Web-based Research Tool (ANSWER) will be developed and evaluated to assist people in making decisions about the use of methotrexate, a type of DMARD. The objectives of this project are: 1) to develop ANSWER for people with early RA; and 2) to assess the extent to which ANSWER reduces people’s decisional conflict about the use of methotrexate, improves their knowledge about RA, and improves their skills of being ‘effective healthcare consumers’.
[ More ]

21 August 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: Journal Article | Keyword(s): , , , , ,

Web Based Personal Nutrition Management Tool

Selen Bozkurt et al, Electronic Healthcare, 161-166, 2009

Internet is being used increasingly as a resource for accessing health-related information because of its several advantages.
[ More ]

5 April 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: Book Article | Keyword(s): , , , ,

Back to ICMCC

ICMCC is member of

IFMBE

WABT

© ICMCC 2004-2011

Log in