Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Preliminary test of an Internet-based diabetes self-management tool

By Natalie Armstrong and John Powell

Abstract

This paper was published as Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2008, 14 (3), pp. 114-116. It is available from http://jtt.rsmjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/3/114. Doi: 10.1258/jtt.2008.003002Metadata only entrySelf-care is a way of helping the health service to manage the growth in long-term chronic conditions. We developed an Internet-based self-management tool for diabetes following detailed consultations with patients. The Virtual Clinic allows a patient to communicate with their health professionals, find information about their condition and share support and advice with others through peer-to-peer discussions. We conducted a test of the Virtual Clinic with five patients prior to the start of a six-month pilot study to evaluate its feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness. The test session involved an interactive computer-based element followed by a focus group to gather feedback. All five patients were positive about the Virtual Clinic. A user-centred approach to developing an Internet intervention is important to ensure that it will meet patients' needs and that they will be enthusiastic about using it

Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1258/jtt.2008.003002
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/8418
Journal:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://hdl.handle.net/2381/841... (external link)
  • http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.... (external link)
  • http://jtt.rsmjournals.com/cgi... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.