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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161101
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a Web-based Chronic Illness Management Program
Abstract:
Developing a Web-based Chronic Illness Management Program
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Johnson, Rebecca, PhD, RN - Study Contact
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, S413 Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Contact Telephone:(573) 884-4686
Co-Authors:Kathryn J. Burks, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor; Karen Smarr, PhD, Principal Investigator and James Laffey, PhD
Research indicates senior citizens are a rapidly expanding demographic group of online computer users. They obtain information and interact with others via the worldwide web and electronic mail. They take information found electronically with them when accessing health care professionals. Seniors' readiness to use technology unleashes potential for health care providers to deliver online health education, enhance awareness of resources, and offer applications of therapeutic interventions. For seniors with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) accessibility of health care services in the home environment can be especially important because joint swelling, stiffness, pain, and functional limitation may make travel difficult.

"RA Help" is a web-based self-management program including online and telephone counseling sessions, online teaching modules, chat groups, and bulletin boards with helpful information about rheumatoid arthritis and the most effective ways to manage daily life stresses associated with RA. The program provides individualized counseling with an experienced arthritis educator as well as community peer interactions designed to foster seniors' feelings of belonging to a network of consumers with RA having similar experiences. Development of the RA Help environment involved a multi-disciplinary team of arthritis health professionals and educators extending their previous work in clinic-based settings.

In developing the program, we attended to many issues to make the self-management program "senior friendly," such as readability, legibility, logical flow of content and tasks, ease of negotiating the site, and widespread hardware requirements. In addition, it was crucial that we protect older adults' anonymity and confidentiality in a secure online environment. Our goal was to balance sociability with functionality of the program to maximize its accessibility, while providing on-going support to seniors. In this paper, we will share lessons learned through the development and testing process, together with findings to date regarding its implementation. Currently, final testing of the program is underway. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a Web-based Chronic Illness Management Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161101-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing a Web-based Chronic Illness Management Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Johnson, Rebecca, PhD, RN - Study Contact</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, S413 Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(573) 884-4686</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rajohnson@missouri.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathryn J. Burks, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor; Karen Smarr, PhD, Principal Investigator and James Laffey, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Research indicates senior citizens are a rapidly expanding demographic group of online computer users. They obtain information and interact with others via the worldwide web and electronic mail. They take information found electronically with them when accessing health care professionals. Seniors' readiness to use technology unleashes potential for health care providers to deliver online health education, enhance awareness of resources, and offer applications of therapeutic interventions. For seniors with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) accessibility of health care services in the home environment can be especially important because joint swelling, stiffness, pain, and functional limitation may make travel difficult.<br/><br/>&quot;RA Help&quot; is a web-based self-management program including online and telephone counseling sessions, online teaching modules, chat groups, and bulletin boards with helpful information about rheumatoid arthritis and the most effective ways to manage daily life stresses associated with RA. The program provides individualized counseling with an experienced arthritis educator as well as community peer interactions designed to foster seniors' feelings of belonging to a network of consumers with RA having similar experiences. Development of the RA Help environment involved a multi-disciplinary team of arthritis health professionals and educators extending their previous work in clinic-based settings.<br/><br/>In developing the program, we attended to many issues to make the self-management program &quot;senior friendly,&quot; such as readability, legibility, logical flow of content and tasks, ease of negotiating the site, and widespread hardware requirements. In addition, it was crucial that we protect older adults' anonymity and confidentiality in a secure online environment. Our goal was to balance sociability with functionality of the program to maximize its accessibility, while providing on-going support to seniors. In this paper, we will share lessons learned through the development and testing process, together with findings to date regarding its implementation. Currently, final testing of the program is underway. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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