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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158320
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women to Women 2: Health Teaching Units
Abstract:
Women to Women 2: Health Teaching Units
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2003
Author:Oriet, P.
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University-Bozeman, College of Nursing
Contact Address:419 North 19th Avenue, Bozeman, MT, 59717-3560, USA
Co-Authors:Schillo, L.
Purpose: The overall goal of the Women to Women 2 Project is to use telecommunication technology to provide health education and social support to middle-aged rural women living with chronic illness. This poster focuses on the health education component and describes the development of the computer-based health teaching units and workbook used in the Women to Women 2 Project. Project Background: Since 1997, the Women to Women Project (WTW) has been testing the efficacy of a research-based telehealth intervention that provides educational guidance and support to rural woman living with chronic illness in a rural setting. In WTW 1, the health information was provided to the women using a combination of hard copies of selected articles from consumer and professional journals and related online discussions guided by a nurse monitor. In WTW 2, the focus is on the delivery of expert-guided online health teaching units that access the rich world of the World Wide Web and assist the women to discriminately evaluate the information found. Method: The health teaching units were created by interdisciplinary research team experts. Topics were selected on the basis of content expert input and the recommendations of previous pilot and WTW 1 participants. Topics include: a) Web Skills; b) Living With Chronic Illness; c) Nutrition/Food Safety; d) Women's Health; and e) Family Finance. Two groups of 20 women each engage in the online activities. Those in the mediated intervention group have the opportunity to participate in expert-facilitated group discussions ("Health roundtable") related to the health teaching modules, while those in the independent intervention group participate in the health teaching units without the facilitated discussions. The online health teaching units direct the women to Web sites and provide them with exercises that guide them in finding and evaluating Web-based information that will help them self-manage their chronic illness. The Women To Women Guide, a workbook developed by the research team, is a companion resource to the health teaching units. Results: Feedback from the first cohort of women is overwhelmingly positive: "Very informative helps to educate [myself] by computer about my illness and how to manage it and stress levels in every day life." "Having the Internet at my finger[tips] gives me the opportunity to collect information for my needs immediately." Significance: Preliminary data indicate that the health education the women are receiving from the health teaching units and workbook is pertinent and is having an impact on the way they are managing their chronic illnesses. These project materials could serve as a prototype for other similar telehealth projects.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWomen to Women 2: Health Teaching Unitsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158320-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women to Women 2: Health Teaching Units </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Oriet, P.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University-Bozeman, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">419 North 19th Avenue, Bozeman, MT, 59717-3560, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Schillo, L. </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The overall goal of the Women to Women 2 Project is to use telecommunication technology to provide health education and social support to middle-aged rural women living with chronic illness. This poster focuses on the health education component and describes the development of the computer-based health teaching units and workbook used in the Women to Women 2 Project. Project Background: Since 1997, the Women to Women Project (WTW) has been testing the efficacy of a research-based telehealth intervention that provides educational guidance and support to rural woman living with chronic illness in a rural setting. In WTW 1, the health information was provided to the women using a combination of hard copies of selected articles from consumer and professional journals and related online discussions guided by a nurse monitor. In WTW 2, the focus is on the delivery of expert-guided online health teaching units that access the rich world of the World Wide Web and assist the women to discriminately evaluate the information found. Method: The health teaching units were created by interdisciplinary research team experts. Topics were selected on the basis of content expert input and the recommendations of previous pilot and WTW 1 participants. Topics include: a) Web Skills; b) Living With Chronic Illness; c) Nutrition/Food Safety; d) Women's Health; and e) Family Finance. Two groups of 20 women each engage in the online activities. Those in the mediated intervention group have the opportunity to participate in expert-facilitated group discussions (&quot;Health roundtable&quot;) related to the health teaching modules, while those in the independent intervention group participate in the health teaching units without the facilitated discussions. The online health teaching units direct the women to Web sites and provide them with exercises that guide them in finding and evaluating Web-based information that will help them self-manage their chronic illness. The Women To Women Guide, a workbook developed by the research team, is a companion resource to the health teaching units. Results: Feedback from the first cohort of women is overwhelmingly positive: &quot;Very informative helps to educate [myself] by computer about my illness and how to manage it and stress levels in every day life.&quot; &quot;Having the Internet at my finger[tips] gives me the opportunity to collect information for my needs immediately.&quot; Significance: Preliminary data indicate that the health education the women are receiving from the health teaching units and workbook is pertinent and is having an impact on the way they are managing their chronic illnesses. These project materials could serve as a prototype for other similar telehealth projects. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:43:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:43:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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