A Health Monitoring Application to Support Informal Caregivers of People with Cognitive Impairment

Stefan Johannes Lentelink, Marit Dekker-van Weering, M. Evers, B. van Schooten, Hermanus J. Hermens, Monique Tabak

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    Abstract

    Informal caregivers of people with cognitive impairment are often concerned about the health and wellbeing of their loved ones, leading to frequent care-related visits, check-ups, and conversations. Results from focus groups we held in daily care showed a strong need for support in terms of information about the health and wellbeing of the person with cognitive impairment (PwCI). The health monitoring application developed in this study, called HELMA, aims to offer a solution by monitoring the health and wellbeing of the PwCI in the long term and informing the informal caregivers. HELMA is an eHealth application that uses short frequent online monitoring questions to provide informal caregivers with information about the following health and wellbeing domains: physical; mental; social; and environmental. The next step is to evaluate HELMA on a large scale with end-users in daily practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4294-8
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2018
    Event2018 20th IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services - Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Duration: 17 Sep 201820 Sep 2018
    Conference number: 20
    https://healthcom2018.ieee-healthcom.org/

    Conference

    Conference2018 20th IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services
    Abbreviated titleHealthcom 2018
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityOstrava
    Period17/09/1820/09/18
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    Keywords

    • ehealth
    • cognitive impairment
    • monitoring

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    Lentelink, S. J., Dekker-van Weering, M., Evers, M., van Schooten, B., Hermens, H. J., & Tabak, M. (2018). A Health Monitoring Application to Support Informal Caregivers of People with Cognitive Impairment. In 2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom) IEEE.