Category : Patient Education

ABSTRACT: How can research keep up with eHealth? Ten strategies for increasing the timeliness and usefulness of eHealth research.

BACKGROUND: eHealth interventions appear and change so quickly that they challenge the way we conduct research. By the time a randomized trial of a new intervention is published, technological improvements and clinical discoveries may make the intervention dated and unappealing. This and the spate of health-related apps and websites may lead

ABSTRACT: Evaluation of a pictograph enhancement system for patient instruction: a recall study

Objective We developed a novel computer application called Glyph that automatically converts text to sets of illustrations using natural language processing and computer graphics techniques to provide high quality pictographs for health communication. In this study, we evaluated the ability of the Glyph system to illustrate a set of actual

ABSTRACT: What is appropriate to post on social media? Ratings from students, faculty members and the public

BJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to ascertain what medical students, doctors and the public felt was unprofessional for medical students, as future doctors, to post on a social media site, Facebook(®) . The significance of this is that unprofessional content reflects poorly on a student, which in turn can

ABSTRACT: Using social media in supportive and palliative care research.

Difficulties relating to supportive and palliative care research are often reported. However, studies have highlighted that people near the end of life are happy to participate in research and want their voices heard. Thus, one may raise a twofold question: are we limiting the freewill of people who are seriously

ABSTRACT: Social Media for Diabetes Health Education – Inclusive or Exclusive?

Technological innovations are rising rapidly and are inevitably becoming part of the health care environment. Patients frequently access Social media as a forum for discussion of personal health issues; and healthcare providers are now considering ways of harnessing social media as a source of learning and teaching. This review highlights

MANUSCRIPT: Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public’s response to medical videos on YouTube.

Medical educators and patients are turning to YouTube to teach and learn about medical conditions. These videos are from authors whose credibility cannot be verified & are not peer reviewed. As a result, studies that have analyzed the educational content of YouTube have reported dismal results. These studies have been

ABSTRACT: Educating the patient for health care communication in the age of the world wide web: a qualitative study

PURPOSE: Communication skills teaching in medical education has yet to acknowledge the impact of the Internet on physician-patient communication. The authors present a conceptual model showing the variables influencing how and to what extent physicians and patients discuss Internet-sourced health information as part of the consultation with the purpose of educating

ABSTRACT: Barriers and facilitators to self-care communication during medical appointments in the United States for adults with type 2 diabetes

OBJECTIVEDiabetes self-care is challenging and requires effective patient-provider communication to achieve optimal treatment outcomes. This study explored perceptions of barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-care communication during medical appointments.DesignQualitative study using in-depth interviews with a semistructured interview guide.ParticipantsThirty-four patients with type 2 diabetes and 19 physicians who treat type 2

ABSTRACT: A Community-based Collaborative Approach to Improve Breast Cancer Screening in Underserved African American Women

Although African American women in the United States have a lower incidence of breast cancer compared with white women, those younger than 40 years actually have a higher incidence rate; additionally, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age compared with white women. Racial disparities