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Informatics for Health & Social Care

Maria Andersson Marchesoni, Karin Axelsson, Ylva Fältholm, Inger Lindberg
BACKGROUND: Lack of participation from staff when developing information and communication technologies (ICT) has been shown to lead to negative consequences and might be one explanation for failure. Management during development processes has rarely been empirically studied, especially when introducing ICT systems in a municipality context. OBJECTIVE: To describe and interpret experiences of the management during change processes where ICT was introduced among staff and managers in elderly care...
October 7, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Basil Alzougool, Shanton Chang, Kathleen Gray
There has been little research that provides a comprehensive account of the nature and aspects of information needs of informal carers. The authors have previously developed and validated a framework that accounts for major underlying states of information need. This paper aims to apply this framework to explore whether there are common demographic and socioeconomic characteristics that affect the information needs states of carers. A questionnaire about the information needs states was completed by 198 carers above 18 years old...
September 30, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Xiaofei Zhang, Xiaocui Han, Yuanyuan Dang, Fanbo Meng, Xitong Guo, Jiayue Lin
With the swift emergence of electronic medical information, the global popularity of mobile health (mHealth) services continues to increase steadily. This study aims to investigate the efficacy factors that directly or indirectly influence individuals' acceptance of mHealth services. Based on the technology acceptance model, this research incorporates efficacy factors into the acceptance decision process. A research model was proposed involving the direct and indirect effects of self-efficacy and response-efficacy on acceptance intention, along with their moderating effects...
August 26, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Frederic Vannieuwenborg, Thomas Van der Auwermeulen, Jan Van Ooteghem, An Jacobs, Sofie Verbugge, Didier Colle
Due to changes in the demographic situation of most Western European countries, interest in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-supported care services is growing fast. eCare services that foster better care information exchange, social involvement, lifestyle monitoring services, etc., offered via ICT platforms, integrated in the homes of the elderly are believed to be cost-effective. Additionally, they could lead to an increased quality of life of both care receiver and (in)formal caregiver. Currently, adoption and integration of these eCare platforms (eCPs) is slowed down by several barriers such as unclear added value, a lack of regulations, or lack of sustainable financial models...
August 26, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
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December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
R I Bjarnadottir, M Millery, E Fleck, S Bakken
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the correlates of online health information-seeking behaviors among Hispanic residents of a low-income urban neighborhood. METHODS: Data were collected with a community survey from 1045 unique participants at ambulatory care clinics in a largely Hispanic immigrant community in northern Manhattan, New York. A descriptive correlational analysis was conducted using logistic regression. RESULTS: A majority of the participants were born outside the United States (85...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Yanqing Ji, Hao Ying, John Tran, Peter Dews, See-Yan Lau, R Michael Massanari
AIMS: Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) can result in serious consequences, including death. Existing methods for identifying potential DDIs in post-marketing surveillance primarily rely on spontaneous reports. These methods suffer from severe underreporting, incompleteness, and various bias. The aim of this study was to more effectively screen potential DDIs using patient electronic data and temporal association mining techniques. METHODS: We focus on discovery of potential DDIs by analyzing the temporal relationships between the concurrent use of two drugs of interest and the occurrences of various symptoms...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Amanda Lazar, George Demiris, Hilaire J Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Stimulating recreational and leisure activities (RLAs) are essential to physical and mental well-being; however, people living in memory care units (MCUs) may lack access to them. Technology has the potential to facilitate and enrich activity engagement in this context. OBJECTIVES: In this 6-month study, we evaluated a commercially available system designed to encourage the engagement of people with dementia in activities and social interactions, using a mixed-methods approach in a MCU...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Maria C Conesa-Fuentes, Juan J Hernandez-Morante
OBJECTIVE: Although the Internet has become an essential source of health information, our study conducted 3 years ago provided evidence of the low quality of Spanish health web sites. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the quality of Spanish health information web sites now, and to compare these results with those obtained 3 years ago. METHODS: For the original study, the most visited health information web sites were selected through the PageRank® (Google®) system...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
M Gövercin, S Meyer, M Schellenbach, E Steinhagen-Thiessen, B Weiss, M Haesner
AIMS: The primary objective of the SmartSenior@home study was to examine the acceptance of the SmartSenior system by older adults. METHODS: Twenty-eight partners from industry and research, including the health care sector, worked collaboratively to implement services aiming to maximize independence in old age. The prospective cohort study was conducted in Potsdam, Germany, with n = 35 older adults between 55 and 88 years of age in their apartments. All participants underwent extensive pre- and post-study visits with in-home interviews, functional assessments for cognition, fine motor skills, and mobility as well as responding to questionnaires on user acceptance and quality of life...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Rebecca Randell, Michael R Backhouse, E Andrea Nelson
BACKGROUND: A critical issue for multicentre clinical studies is conducting site initiations, ensuring sites are trained in study procedures and comply with relevant governance requirements before they begin recruiting patients. How technology can support site initiations has not previously been explored. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate use of off-the-shelf web-based videoconferencing to deliver site initiations for a large national multicentre study. METHODS: Participants in the initiations, including podiatrists, diabetologists, trial coordinators, and research nurses, completed an online questionnaire based on the System Usability Scale (SUS) (N = 15)...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
David Iannuzzi, Andrew Grant, Hélène Corriveau, Patrick Boissy, Francois Michaud
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to design effectively integrated information architecture for a mobile teleoperated robot in remote assistance to the delivery of home health care. METHODS: Three role classes were identified related to the deployment of a telerobot, namely, engineer, technology integrator, and health professional. Patients and natural caregivers were indirectly considered, this being a component of future field studies. Interviewing representatives of each class provided the functions, and information content and flows for each function...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Jessica Berner, Peter Anderberg, Mikael Rennemark, Johan Berglund
BACKGROUND: Frail older adults are high consumers of medical care due to their age and multiple chronic conditions. Regular contact with a case manager has been proven to increase well-being of frail older adults and reduce their number of health-care visits. Skype calls through tablet PCs can offer easier communication. OBJECTIVE: This paper examines frail older adults' use of tablet computers and Skype, with their case managers. METHOD: Interviews were conducted on 15 frail older adults...
December 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Mona Mohammadi Firouzeh, Ezzat Jafarjalal, Hormat Sadat Emamzadeh Ghasemi, Naser Bahrani, Sara Sardashti
AIM: Documentation is a critical element in the function of the nursing team, and cannot be separated from high-quality, patient-centered care. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of nursing documentation in electronic and paper-based systems. METHOD: A retrospective descriptive study was designed to compare the quality of nursing documentation in electronic health records (EHR) versus paper-based documentation systems before and after the application of the electronic system...
June 20, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Alice Noblin, Madhu Shettian, Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Judi Schack Dugre
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The use of mobile apps in clinical settings is becoming a widely accepted tool for many healthcare professionals. Physical therapists (PTs) have been underresearched in this area, leaving little information regarding the challenges in using mobile apps in the PT environment. The FITT framework provides a theoretical underpinning for this investigation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A survey was developed based on the FITT framework and research questions...
June 3, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Paulina Sockolow, Seran Schug, Jichen Zhu, T J Smith, Yalini Senathirajah, Sandra Bloom
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Adolescents from urban, socioeconomically disadvantaged communities of color encounter high rates of adverse childhood experiences. To address the resulting multidimensional problems, we developed an innovative approach, Experiential Participatory and Interactive Knowledge Elicitation (EPIKE), using remote experiential needs elicitation methods to generate design and content requirements for a mobile health (mHealth) psychoeducational intervention. METHODS: At a community-based organization in a northeastern city, the research team developed EPIKE by incorporating elicitation of input on the graphics and conducting remotely recorded experiential meetings and iterative reviews of the design to produce an mHealth smartphone story application (app) prototype for the participants to critique...
June 3, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
P Fuster-Parra, J Vidal-Conti, P A Borràs, P Palou
OBJECTIVE: The present study sought to discover the relationships among different features characterizing Spanish university students' habits through a Bayesian network (BN). The set of features with the strongest influence in specific features can be determined. METHODS: A BN was built from a dataset composed of 13 relevant features, determining the dependencies and conditional independencies from empirical data in a multivariate context. The structure was learned with the bnlearn package in R language introducing prior knowledge, and the parameters were obtained with Netica software...
May 31, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Sigrid Stjernswärd, Lars Hansson
BACKGROUND: Families living with a person with mental illness can experience distress requiring therapeutic interventions. Web-based mindfulness interventions have shown beneficial health outcomes for both clinical and healthy populations, and may help families cope and overcome barriers that can otherwise hinder a help-seeking process. AIMS: To develop and assess outcomes of a web-based mindfulness intervention for families living with a person with mental illness...
May 31, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Mina Sayyah Gilani, Mohammad Iranmanesh, Davoud Nikbin, Suhaiza Zailani
Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been proven to be effective tools for improving the safety and quality of healthcare despite their relatively low usage rate in hospitals. The long-term development by EMRs depends on the continued use of healthcare professionals. In this study, technology continuance theory (TCT) was used to evaluate the short-term and long-term continuance acceptance of EMRs among healthcare professionals. Data were gathered by surveying 195 medical professionals in Iran. The data were analyzed using the partial least squares (PLS) technique...
April 21, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Jane Chung, Hilaire J Thompson, Jonathan Joe, Amanda Hall, George Demiris
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increasing use of home-based monitoring technologies by older adults, few studies have examined older adults' acceptance of these technologies, especially among people from diverse cultural groups. The purpose of this study was to explore Korean and Korean American older adults' attitudes toward and perceptions of home-based monitoring technologies in a cultural context. METHODS: A qualitative analysis of focus groups and individual interviews using inductive coding methods and a constant comparative approach for emerging themes was conducted...
April 21, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
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