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Applicability of using telecommunications technology in a self-management program for patients with type 2 diabetes and a critical cardiac event

Wu, Chiung-Jung, Chang, Anne M., & Courtney, Mary D. (2008) Applicability of using telecommunications technology in a self-management program for patients with type 2 diabetes and a critical cardiac event. In RCNA 2008 Annual Conference and the 42nd Patricia Chomley Memorial Oration, 25–27 September 2008, Sheraton Hotel, Perth, Western Australia.

Abstract

Background: Evidence demonstrates self-management programs are an effective approach to assist patients with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes or cardiac conditions to modify their lifestyle for better managing their conditions. Using information technology (IT) has great potential to support self-management programs and assist patients to fulfil their goals in managing their conditions more cost efficiently. Although there is some evidence on the benefits of using information technology (IT) in supporting self-management programs, further research on the use of IT in such programs in recommended. Such research includes the examination of the feasibility of different types of IT including: text message, telephone follow-up, web-based internet and other internet-assisted education for patients with chronic diseases such as those with type 2 diabetes and critical cardiac conditions.-----

Objective: To gain a greater understanding of the accessibility and preferences of patients with type 2 diabetes and a critical cardiac conditions in using telecommunication technologies.-----

Methods: A prospective survey was undertaken to obtain data on accessibility, feasibility and preferences for the different types of IT by patients with both diseases.-----

Results: Findings provide valuable information for refining self-management programs for the more complex needs of patients with both diabetes and critical cardiac condition. The findings also provide specific directions for nurses in facilitating self-management by patients with these two major conditions, and for health care providers in planning more efficient services, to improve the quality of care, patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

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ID Code: 20705
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: Diabetes, Cardiac event, Self-management, Telecommunications
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Primary (Preventative) (111002)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2009 08:58
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 11:42

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