Defining patient-centered characteristics of a telerehabilitation system for patients with COPD

McKenzie Bedra, Mathew McNabney, Deny Stiassny, June Nicholas, Joseph Finkelstein

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Abstract

Studies have shown that pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can help to restore or enhance residual functional capacity and improve quality of life. Home-based telemedicine systems can promote comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients. Successful acceptance of such systems depends on how well they reflect needs, values and preferences of older adults with COPD. However, patient-centered characteristics of pulmonary telerehabilitation systems were not systematically defined particularly in older adults. The goal of this pilot study was to assess older COPD patient acceptance of pulmonarytelerehabilitation and to develop patient-centered characteristics of computer technology to support pulmonary rehabilitation at homes of older adults with COPD based on their values, needs, and preferences. A prototype pulmonarytelerehabilitaton system was developed and demonstrated to patients. The system feasibility and acceptance was assessed by identifying patient ability to operate the system independently and by collecting open-ended feedback via semi-structured qualitative interview and attitudinal surveys. Older adults found this technology easy to operate and potentially useful personal rehabilitation. Patient-centered specifications of a comprehensive pulmonary telerehabilitation system in older adults with COPD were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare
PublisherIOS Press
Pages24-26
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781614992752
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jul 5 2013Jul 7 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume190
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/5/137/7/13

Keywords

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • patient-centered design
  • personal health systems
  • telerehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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