Fibromyalgia: Implementation of Health Information Technology in Routine Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602404
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fibromyalgia: Implementation of Health Information Technology in Routine Care
Other Titles:
Technology Enhanced Self-Management Across the Illness Trajectory [Symposium]
Author(s):
Sparks, Toni; Kawi, Jennifer; Menzel, Nancy N.; Hartley, Kendall; Kawi, Jennifer; Menzel, Nancy N.; Hartley, Kendall
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Toni Sparks, APRN, FNP-BC, tonisparksfnp@msn.com; Jennifer Kawi, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; Nancy N. Menzel, RN, PHCNS-BC, CPH, CNE; Kendall Hartley
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Background: Fibromyalgia is a global condition and its management remains complicated and challenging. Implementation of health information technology is an evidence-based non-pharmacological self and symptom management strategy that has application in fibromyalgia (Vanderboom, Vincent, Luedtke, Rhudy, & Bowles, 2014). However, there is a paucity of studies evaluating the feasibility of such technology in assisting toward the management of fibromyalgia patients in clinical practice. FibroGuide© is an example of an evidence-based, interactive, and computer-based program comprised of 10 educational modules on fibromyalgia (Williams et a., 2010). Purpose: A process was developed for implementing FibroGuide© into the routine care of patients with fibromyalgia. The overall impact of this health information technology was evaluated before and after a 12-week implementation. Patient perspectives on using FibroGuide© to assist in self-management were also assessed. Methods: In this pilot study, 35 participants with fibromyalgia were recruited from an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse’s outpatient clinic. Using a descriptive design, quantitative and qualitative analyses were employed to address study aims. Findings: Based on data collection pre- and post-intervention using paired samples testing, a statistically significant change ( p = .017) was observed in overall fibromyalgia impact (improved symptom severity, activity, and function). Majority of the participants felt that FibroGuide ©was helpful as part of their routine care, and nearly half reported that it assisted in their self-management. Although 65% noted that technology was an effective and efficient way to receive education for fibromyalgia management, 57% preferred talking to their healthcare providers. Conclusions/Implications: Health information technology like FibroGuide© has a global implication as a promising adjunct to clinical management of fibromyalgia. However, larger longitudinal studies are essential evaluating both statistical and clinical significance, while decreasing barriers to participant use of health information technology to facilitate engagement and sustain self and symptom management. Providers need to be well educated on supporting self-management strategies and health information technology toward potentially improving healthcare outcomes.
Keywords:
self-management; health information technology; fibromyalgia
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15F28
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleFibromyalgia: Implementation of Health Information Technology in Routine Careen
dc.title.alternativeTechnology Enhanced Self-Management Across the Illness Trajectory [Symposium]en
dc.contributor.authorSparks, Tonien
dc.contributor.authorKawi, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorMenzel, Nancy N.en
dc.contributor.authorHartley, Kendallen
dc.contributor.authorKawi, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorMenzel, Nancy N.en
dc.contributor.authorHartley, Kendallen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsToni Sparks, APRN, FNP-BC, tonisparksfnp@msn.com; Jennifer Kawi, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; Nancy N. Menzel, RN, PHCNS-BC, CPH, CNE; Kendall Hartleyen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602404en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Background: Fibromyalgia is a global condition and its management remains complicated and challenging. Implementation of health information technology is an evidence-based non-pharmacological self and symptom management strategy that has application in fibromyalgia (Vanderboom, Vincent, Luedtke, Rhudy, & Bowles, 2014). However, there is a paucity of studies evaluating the feasibility of such technology in assisting toward the management of fibromyalgia patients in clinical practice. FibroGuide© is an example of an evidence-based, interactive, and computer-based program comprised of 10 educational modules on fibromyalgia (Williams et a., 2010). Purpose: A process was developed for implementing FibroGuide© into the routine care of patients with fibromyalgia. The overall impact of this health information technology was evaluated before and after a 12-week implementation. Patient perspectives on using FibroGuide© to assist in self-management were also assessed. Methods: In this pilot study, 35 participants with fibromyalgia were recruited from an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse’s outpatient clinic. Using a descriptive design, quantitative and qualitative analyses were employed to address study aims. Findings: Based on data collection pre- and post-intervention using paired samples testing, a statistically significant change ( p = .017) was observed in overall fibromyalgia impact (improved symptom severity, activity, and function). Majority of the participants felt that FibroGuide ©was helpful as part of their routine care, and nearly half reported that it assisted in their self-management. Although 65% noted that technology was an effective and efficient way to receive education for fibromyalgia management, 57% preferred talking to their healthcare providers. Conclusions/Implications: Health information technology like FibroGuide© has a global implication as a promising adjunct to clinical management of fibromyalgia. However, larger longitudinal studies are essential evaluating both statistical and clinical significance, while decreasing barriers to participant use of health information technology to facilitate engagement and sustain self and symptom management. Providers need to be well educated on supporting self-management strategies and health information technology toward potentially improving healthcare outcomes.en
dc.subjectself-managementen
dc.subjecthealth information technologyen
dc.subjectfibromyalgiaen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:28:05Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:28:05Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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