Online self-management interventions for chronically ill patients: Cognitive impairment and technology issues.

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As the fraction of the population with chronic diseases continues to grow, methods and/or technologies must be found to help the chronically ill to take more responsibility to self-manage their illnesses. Internet based and/or mobile support for disease self-management interventions have often proved effective, but patients with chronic illnesses may have co-occurring cognitive impairment, making it more difficult for them to cope with technologies. Many older patients are also not familiar with technologies or they may have cognitive disabilities or dementia that reduce their ability to self-manage their healthcare. On-line solutions to the needs of chronically ill patients must be investigated and acted upon with care in an integrated manner, since resources invested in these solutions will be lost if patients do not adopt and continue to use them successfully.

Archer N, Keshavjee K, Demers C, Lee R. Online self-management interventions for chronically ill patients: Cognitive impairment and technology issues. Int J Med Inform. 2014 Apr;83(4):264-72. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386505614000185


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9/04/2014
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Archer N, Keshavjee K, Demers C, Lee R.

Norte América