Evaluation of an Internet-Based Application for Supporting Self-Care of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Nicol Nijland, Erwin R. Seydel, Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen, Bart Brandenburg, Saskia M. Kelders, Marijke Will

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    Abstract

    The introduction of the Internet into medical practice as an information-sharing and communication medium has brought about many opportunities for the management of chronic care. Research has shown that teleconsultation for example is a practical, cost-effective, and reliable way of delivering a worthwhile health care service to diabetics. As a result, Internet-based applications are being developed to support patients in self-managing their diabetes by giving them the opportunity to e-mail with their caregiver, to monitor their health, and to enhance self-care by means of online education. The aim of this study was to assess the value of the Internet for supporting self-care of patients with diabetes type 2. We investigated user motivations and experiences with the Internet-based application. We focused on implementation, user-friendliness, and the process of care delivery via the application. A mixed-method design with usability tests, interviews, log-files, and a survey was used to gather data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2009 International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages46-51
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-3532-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3360-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009
    Event1st International Conference on eHealth Telemedicine and social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009 - Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
    Duration: 1 Feb 20097 Feb 2009
    Conference number: 1
    https://www.iaria.org/conferences2009/eTELEMED09.html

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on eHealth Telemedicine and social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009
    Abbreviated titleeTELEMED
    CountryMexico
    CityCancun
    Period1/02/097/02/09
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Diabetes management
    • E-mail
    • Internet
    • Self-care

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