A web-based communication system for integrated care in cerebral palsy: experienced contribution to parent-professional communication

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Introduction: to improve communication in the integrated care setting of children with cerebral palsy, we developed a web-based system for parent-professional and inter-professional communication. The present study aimed to evaluate parents' experiences regarding the system's contribution to their communication with professionals during a six-months pilot in three Dutch care regions. In addition, factors associated with parents' system use and non-use were analyzed. Conclusions: All users indicated a contribution of the system to parent-professional communication, although the extend of the experienced contribution varied considerably. Based on he differences found between users and non-users, further research might focus on the system's value for complex care networks and problematic access to professionals.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational journal of integrated care
Issue numbermarch 6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2012


  • EWI-24413
  • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Communication
  • IR-96273
  • Patient care management
  • Technology
  • integrated care
  • METIS-302688
  • Internet

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