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ThinkMind // eTELEMED 2013, The Fifth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine // View article etelemed_2013_2_40_40110


Chronically Ill Citizens and Home Monitoring: “Nothing to talk about”!

Authors:
Jane Clemensen
Mette Atipei Craggs
Casper Marcussen
Jan Petersen
Helmut Prior

Keywords: patient empowerment; health IT; telemedicine; home monitoring; quality of life

Abstract:
This paper presents local results from a large EU research study conducted from 2008-2012 (DREAMING). The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of an ambient assisted living protocol, which may extend the independent life of chronically ill elderly people. Methods: The local findings are based on 10 semi-structured interviews with the involved citizens combined with local results of HADS and SF36. Results: Three main themes have been identified to have a positive influence on quality of life; feeling of safety, empowerment, and acceptance. Conclusions: all the citizens felt a positive influence on at least one of the mentioned themes and thethe technology was well integrated into their daily life.

Pages: 47 to 52

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: February 24, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4359

ISBN: 978-1-61208-252-3

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from February 24, 2013 to March 1, 2013

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