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Category : Patient Education

ABSTRACT: Do Patients “Like” Good Care? Measuring Hospital Quality via Facebook

Abstract With the growth of Facebook, public health researchers are exploring the platform’s uses in health care. However, little research has examined the relationship between Facebook and traditional hospital quality measures. The authors conducted an exploratory quantitative analysis of hospitals’ Facebook pages to assess whether Facebook “Likes” were associated with hospital

ABSTRACT: Harnessing the cloud of patient experience: using social media to detect poor quality healthcare.

Abstract Recent years have seen increasing interest in patient-centred care and calls to focus on improving the patient experience. At the same time, a growing number of patients are using the internet to describe their experiences of healthcare. We believe the increasing availability of patients' accounts of their care on blogs,

ABSTRACT: Online discussion of drug side effects among breast cancer survivors [Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract PURPOSE: While patients often use the internet as a medium to search for and exchange health-related information, little is known about the extent to which patients use social media to discuss side effects related to medications. We aim to understand the frequency and content of side effects and associated adherence behaviors

ABSTRACT: Medication discussion between nurse prescribers a… [J Adv Nurs. 2011] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract AIM: This paper is a report of a study to identify the content of, and participation in, medicine discussion between nurse prescribers and people with diabetes in England. BACKGROUND: Diabetes affects 246 million people worldwide and effective management of medicines is an essential component of successful disease control. There are now over 20,000

ABSTRACT: ‘Closing the gap’–a partnership approach t… [Nurse Educ Today. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract AIM: The aim of the project/evaluation was to establish a Community of Practice (CoP) with the purpose of enhancing the skills of the workforce and developing learning resources to improve service delivery for people with long-term conditions. BACKGROUND: International and national policy drivers espousing new community-based inter-agency models of delivery have led to

ABSTRACT: E-health: Web-guided therapy and disease self-mana… [Dan Med J. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Ulcerative Colitis (UC) together with Crohn's disease (CD) belongs to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). IBD is to date as frequent as Insulin Dependent Diabetes (IDDM) and is second to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in its chronicity. The majority (91%) of patients with UC have a mild to moderate disease course eligible

ABSTRACT: A qualitative analysis of … [J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2012 Jul-Aug] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract PURPOSE: Dietary adherence can be challenging for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), as they may require multiple dietary changes. Choosing appropriate food items may be difficult or take extensive amounts of time without the aid of technology. The objective of this project was to (1) examine the dietary challenges faced

ABSTRACT: Relationship of blood pressure self-mon… [Workplace Health Saf. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Uncontrolled blood pressure remains a major public health issue. Medication adherence is a key factor in blood pressure management; however, adherence behavior is not clearly understood and the most significant factors contributing to poor medication adherence and blood pressure control are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine

ABSTRACT: The impact of patient and physician compu… [Patient Educ Couns. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate parallel patient and physician computer-mediated communication skill training on participants' report of skill use and patient satisfaction. METHODS: Separate patient and clinician web-tools comprised of over 500, 10-s video clips demonstrating patient-centered skills in various ways. Four clinician members of the American Academy of Family Physicians National

ABSTRACT: Two character traits associated with… [Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Adherence is defined as the adequacy between the behaviours of patients and their medical prescriptions. Adherence is a general behaviour, which can explain why patients in the placebo arm of randomised clinical trials have a lower mortality rate when they are adherent. We propose that this behaviour is related to