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.
- BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
- Cerebral palsy
- Patient care management
- integrated care