Let's get digital: patient perspectives on using digital technologies in health management

Ditchburn, Jae-Llane and Marshall, Alison (2015) Let's get digital: patient perspectives on using digital technologies in health management. In: Cumbria Research and Enterprise Conference, 3 July 2015, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Purpose: The study was carried out to fulfil one of the key tasks of the Cumbria Strategy for Digital Technologies in Health and Social Care which was to analyse the potential use or implementation of digital technologies in health needs. Research involved two viewpoints – general practitioners (GPs) and patients. “How can digital technologies help you in managing your health?”

Aim: To understand how people with long term health conditions perceive the use of digital technologies in supporting their health management.

Design: Qualitative study with semi-structured interviews.

Data analysis: Qualitative content analysis.

Time-line: Dec 2014: Ethics approval granted by UoC; Jan 2014: Recruitment of study subjects, data collection; May 2014: Study complete.

Participant demographics: 22 people with long term health conditions (3 males, 19 females), mean age 47 years, age range 25–66 years.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Rehabilitation
STEM
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 13:57
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 13:57
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4955

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