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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202252
Type:
Presentation
Title:
My Health Companion©: A Low-Tech Personal Health Record
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The purpose is to report the evaluation of a low-tech personal health record, My Health Companion© (MHC©), designed to assist in tracking, maintaining, and appropriately communicating health information. Background: The conceptual basis for the MHC© is the growing understanding of healthy literacy in health promotion and illness management. A key component of overall health literacy is management of health information which can be enhanced with the use of a personal health record (PHR). The content areas for the MHC© include standard health history data and information to provide insight into the impact of illness on one’s life style. Description: The MHC© was used and evaluated in three research projects with 167 rural elderly or rural dwellers with a chronic health condition. The evaluation included standard scales, e.g., PEPPI - a measure of clients’ confidence in communicating with physicians and questions to tap the usefulness in achieving health maintenance activities. Outcomes: PEPPI scores for thos ewho used the MHC© increased. On a five point scale the usefulness of the MHC© was rated at 3.94 for “managing illness”, 4.19 “preparing for healthcare visits”, 3.80 “strengthening partnership with providers”, and 4.65 “tracking health information”. They would strongly recommend the MHC© to others and noted the value of having all health information in one place and its acceptance by healthcare providers as an asset in managing treatment. Conclusions: A useful, low-tech tool, such as the MHC©, has a universal appeal as having a way to better track health progress, being prepared to engage with the health care system, and making more informed decisions is not culturally bound. Facilitating the use of a personal health record is a win-win situation for individuals and for health care providers. Funding: NINR (2 R01 NR007908-04A1), SC Ministry Foundation, USDA (2008-03860)
Keywords:
chonic illnss self-managment; personal health record; enhanced health literacy
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMy Health Companion©: A Low-Tech Personal Health Recorden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202252-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The purpose is to report the evaluation of a low-tech personal health record, My Health Companion© (MHC©), designed to assist in tracking, maintaining, and appropriately communicating health information. Background: The conceptual basis for the MHC© is the growing understanding of healthy literacy in health promotion and illness management. A key component of overall health literacy is management of health information which can be enhanced with the use of a personal health record (PHR). The content areas for the MHC© include standard health history data and information to provide insight into the impact of illness on one’s life style. Description: The MHC© was used and evaluated in three research projects with 167 rural elderly or rural dwellers with a chronic health condition. The evaluation included standard scales, e.g., PEPPI - a measure of clients’ confidence in communicating with physicians and questions to tap the usefulness in achieving health maintenance activities. Outcomes: PEPPI scores for thos ewho used the MHC© increased. On a five point scale the usefulness of the MHC© was rated at 3.94 for “managing illness”, 4.19 “preparing for healthcare visits”, 3.80 “strengthening partnership with providers”, and 4.65 “tracking health information”. They would strongly recommend the MHC© to others and noted the value of having all health information in one place and its acceptance by healthcare providers as an asset in managing treatment. Conclusions: A useful, low-tech tool, such as the MHC©, has a universal appeal as having a way to better track health progress, being prepared to engage with the health care system, and making more informed decisions is not culturally bound. Facilitating the use of a personal health record is a win-win situation for individuals and for health care providers. Funding: NINR (2 R01 NR007908-04A1), SC Ministry Foundation, USDA (2008-03860)en_GB
dc.subjectchonic illnss self-managmenten_GB
dc.subjectpersonal health recorden_GB
dc.subjectenhanced health literacyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:18:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:18:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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