Opportunities for technology use for self-management in chronic kidney disease: The TELI-CKD study
Bonner, Ann, Corones, Katina, Campbell, Katrina, Hayes, Bronwyn, Harvie, Barbara, Kelly, Jaimon, Gillespie, Kerri, & Havas, Kathryn (2016) Opportunities for technology use for self-management in chronic kidney disease: The TELI-CKD study. In Renal Society of Australasia 44th Annual Conference, 20-22 June 2016, Gold Coast, Qld.
Australians are considered early adopts of technology with over 80% using the internet and over 90% having a mobile phone. In healthcare, technology can be used to support self-education, improve communication, and enhance clinician-patient relationships. However, current technology use amongst our Australian CKD population is unknown.
To investigate the use of technology in people with CKD.
A 38-item self-report survey was distributed to consenting CKD stage 1 to 5 (dialysis) patients across five health districts. Demographics, current technology use (internet and mobile phone), reported barriers and opportunities to support CKD self-management.
Of the 619 (n= 244 dialysis) participants, 48% were >60 years; mostly male (54%), not on dialysis (59%), and had more than 10 years of schooling (52%). The vast majority had access to a computer (90%) and used the internet at home (77%). Only 25% were aware of websites to get information about renal healthcare. Overall 85% reported owning a mobile phone; of these, 66% were smartphones. Mobile phones were mostly used for making calls (86%) and sending/receiving SMS (81%). In those with smartphones only 38% used apps. About half (51%) indicated a willingness to use technology for their renal healthcare. Barriers were did not know how to use (16%) and did not like to use (13%).
Those with CKD are using the internet and mobile phone mostly for communication. The wide-spread introduction of technology to support self-management may be justifiable, however in the non-dialysis group in-person education and support is still required.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||Chronic Kidney Disease, Technology|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2016 05:43|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2016 05:43|
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