Using participatory action research for heart self care amongst indigenous patients
Fredericks, Bronwyn L., Clark, Robyn. A., Adams, Mick, Atherton, John, Howie-Esquivel, Jill, Wu, Chiung-Jung (Jo), Dracup, Kathy, & Buitendyk, Natahlia (2013) Using participatory action research for heart self care amongst indigenous patients. ALARj - Action Learning Action Research Journal, 19(2), pp. 40-60.
This paper describes the initial phases of the Fluid Watchers Pacific Rim project: a participatory action research project that involves developing and trialling an iPad app to provide monitoring and self-care for Indigenous Australians with heart failure. The development phase involved working with health experts, an IT team and Indigenous heart-failure patients through three cycles of development and critical reflection. This was followed by a small pilot study to examine the app’s effectiveness. In this paper, the researchers explain why IT-supported health education can be successful in decreasing re-hospitalisation and improving self-management skills. They describe the steps they took to ensure community participation and ownership of the project and present the findings of their pilot study. This pilot project suggests that an iPad app may be a practical and successful way to provide health-care support for Indigenous Australian heart-failure patients.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Heart Failure, Fluid Watchers, iPad, App, Self Care, Indigenous, Participatory Action Research|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Primary Health Care (111717)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Fluid Watchers Pacific Rim Project Team and ALARA|
|Deposited On:||23 Dec 2013 05:14|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2016 05:07|
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