Predictors of successful acceptance of home telemanagement in veterans with Multiple Sclerosis

Joseph Finkelstein, Eunme Cha, Jeffrey Wood, Mitchell T. Wallin

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Abstract

Modern telehealth technologies may be instrumental in overcoming the barriers of optimal care delivery for patients with MS. However, the significant potential of telemedicine approaches in improving MS care has not yet been fully explored. The Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been actively promoting the use of telemedicine in helping veterans with MS. Particular attention was given to the development of cost-effective care coordination solutions which can be easily delivered directly to each veteran home via internet and accessed via a regular computer or a mobile device. In this article, the design of the MS HAT system is introduced and results of the initial feasibility evaluation are presented. The feasibility of the MS HAT system was assessed by (1) analyzing attitudinal surveys of veterans with MS who used the MS HAT system at home for over a month; (2) identifying factors affecting acceptance of the MS HAT system; (3) reviewing adherence of MS HAT users to self-testing regimen; (4) analyzing veteran feedback on MS HAT functionality using semi-structured qualitative interviews.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages7314-7317
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/3/137/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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