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Design Evaluation of a Home-Based Telecare System for Chronic Heart Failure Patients

Anna Gund (Institutionen för signaler och system, Medicinska signaler och system) ; Bengt Arne Sjöqvist (Institutionen för signaler och system, Medicinska signaler och system) ; Kaj Lindecrantz (Institutionen för signaler och system, Medicinska signaler och system ; Extern) ; Inger Ekman ; Eva Lina Staaf (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik (Chalmers)) ; Niklas Thornesköld (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik (Chalmers))
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2008. EMBS 2008. 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE (1557-170X ). p. 5851-5854 . (2008)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

In order to improve the care of Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients, a system has been developed for monitoring symptoms and document subjective judgments on health conditions in a home environment. Since system usability is an important issue, a two step evaluation of the solution was conducted. First a ten-patient survey was conducted, which was aimed at spotting possible problem areas. The second step involved a small trial in a home setting with CHF patients. The results are promising, indicating that the system is user friendly and easy to use, and that it is suitable as a prototype for the intended use.

Nyckelord: eHealth, health informatics, telemedicine, home monitoring, disease management, chronic diseases, heart failure, internet, web-based, treatment compliance



Denna post skapades 2008-11-14.
CPL Pubid: 77894