ICT As A Social Support Mechanism For Family Caregivers Of People With Chronic Illness: A Case Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307909
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
ICT As A Social Support Mechanism For Family Caregivers Of People With Chronic Illness: A Case Study
Author(s):
Chaparro Diaz, Lorena; Sanchez Herrera, Beatriz; Carrillo Gonzalez, Gloria Mabel; Barrera Ortiz, Lucy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Lorena Chaparro Diaz, BSN, PhD, olchaparrod@unal.edu.co; Beatriz Sanchez Herrera, RN, MSN; Gloria Mabel Carrillo Gonzalez, RN, MSN; Lucy Barrera Ortiz, RN, MSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Introduction: Social support encouraged by nurses as a strategy for family caregivers (FCs) is a phenomenon that, despite being old, currently faces the challenge of promoting care through online social networks. Objective: To describe and analyzing the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a social support mechanism for FCs of individuals with chronic illnesses. Design: The method was a descriptive exploratory study with a qualitative approach performed in Bogota in 2010. The case study included 20 FCs of individuals with chronic illnesses and that used a blog. According to Rodger´s theoretical model “Diffusion of innovations,” the categories were classified as follows: 1. Blog design allowing interactions by chat, forum, and email consultation; 2. Strategy implementation for 4 months with a caregiver support service for 16 hours a day, for which information was obtained through field diaries and a final interview; 3. Analysis of the information to describe the perceptions of the caregivers regarding the social support obtained through the use of the blog. Results: Describe the way in which they perceived their technological abilities and their ability to use the blog.  The main categories found were care, interaction, experience, and technology. Discussion: The results were compared with those from social support reports addressing e-learning for health and theoretical perspectives on online social support.
Keywords:
Chronic illness; Social networks; Family caregivers
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleICT As A Social Support Mechanism For Family Caregivers Of People With Chronic Illness: A Case Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChaparro Diaz, Lorenaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSanchez Herrera, Beatrizen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo Gonzalez, Gloria Mabelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarrera Ortiz, Lucyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsLorena Chaparro Diaz, BSN, PhD, olchaparrod@unal.edu.co; Beatriz Sanchez Herrera, RN, MSN; Gloria Mabel Carrillo Gonzalez, RN, MSN; Lucy Barrera Ortiz, RN, MSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307909-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Introduction: </b>Social support encouraged by nurses as a strategy for family caregivers (FCs) is a phenomenon that, despite being old, currently faces the challenge of promoting care through online social networks. <b>Objective:</b> To describe and analyzing the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a social support mechanism for FCs of individuals with chronic illnesses. <b>Design: </b>The method was a descriptive exploratory study with a qualitative approach performed in Bogota in 2010. The case study included 20 FCs of individuals with chronic illnesses and that used a blog. According to Rodger´s theoretical model “Diffusion of innovations,” the categories were classified as follows: 1. Blog design allowing interactions by chat, forum, and email consultation; 2. Strategy implementation for 4 months with a caregiver support service for 16 hours a day, for which information was obtained through field diaries and a final interview; 3. Analysis of the information to describe the perceptions of the caregivers regarding the social support obtained through the use of the blog. <b>Results:</b> Describe the way in which they perceived their technological abilities and their ability to use the blog.  The main categories found were care, interaction, experience, and technology. <b>Discussion</b>: The results were compared with those from social support reports addressing e-learning for health and theoretical perspectives on online social support.en_GB
dc.subjectChronic illnessen_GB
dc.subjectSocial networksen_GB
dc.subjectFamily caregiversen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:59Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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