Using technology to manage long term conditions: patient perceptions

Ditchburn, Jae-Llane and Marshall, Alison (2016) Using technology to manage long term conditions: patient perceptions. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

White paper by Cumbria Rural Health Forum, UK on long term conditions patients’ attitudes and experiences of digital healthcare. Twenty-two people with long term conditions of fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and acquired brain injury were interviewed and asked to reflect on their experiences of receiving healthcare services and how they could see technology being used. Participants were recruited through patient support groups and were in the age range 25 – 66 years (mean age 47), 3 males, 19 females. Many of the patients reported one or more secondary long term conditions in addition to the primary one (hypermobility syndrome (4), chronic pain (12), arthritis (4), diabetes (3), irritable bowel syndrome (3), periodical depression (2), osteoporosis (2), spinal stenosis (1), chronic cough (2), sleep apnoea (1), Vitamin D deficiency (1), dystonia (1), pernicious anaemia (1), Barrett’s oesophagus (1), Bipolar disorder (1)).

Item Type: Report
Departments: Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 10:45
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:32
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4881

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