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What Influences Patient Participation in an Online Forum for Weight Loss Surgery? A Qualitative Case Study

Anita Das, Arild Faxvaag
2014 Interactive Journal of Medical Research  
A secure online discussion forum was developed and offered to bariatric surgery patients. The forum was moderated and allowed contact with peers and health care professionals.  ...  Results: The patients used the forum as an arena in which to interact with peers and providers, as well as to provide and achieve informational and social support.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the patients and health care professionals for their contributions to this study. We also thank Line Melby for commenting on an earlier version of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.2196/ijmr.2847 pmid:24509408 pmcid:PMC3936279 fatcat:lnpn3mi7ufe6xmkt24mbzswvey

Computer-based interactive health communications for people with chronic disease

Leanne Casey, Bonnie Clough, Heather Green, Wayne Usher, Daniel James, David Rowlands, liisa Laakso, Mary Mihuta
2014 Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth  
An important benefit of IHCAs can be an improved quality of communication between the patients and the health care professionals, which is a critical and predictive factor of treatment outcomes for many  ...  The Interactive Health Communication Applications (IHCAs) can support participatory decision making by providing the unique infrastructure needed to deliver support for the multiple requirements of patients  ...  A finding that may seem counterintuitive is that one of the most discernible benefits acquired from IHCAs may be an improved quality of communication between the patients and the health care professionals  ... 
doi:10.2147/shtt.s42684 fatcat:5sz5qpwhvfhm7iwcfcloeu6k24

Moderated online social therapy

Reeva Lederman, Greg Wadley, John Gleeson, Sarah Bendall, Mario Álvarez-Jiménez
2014 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction  
Maloney-Krichmar, D. and J. Preece, A Multi-level Analysis of Sociability, Usability and Community Dynamics in an Online Health Community.  ...  While the system Doherty et al designed did not allow for communication between patients, and so was not an SNS, it allowed patients to communicate with therapists and recorded whether other patients had  ... 
doi:10.1145/2513179 fatcat:zlc3fhwxcbfrzfbfnm6r42o2gu

The Impact of an eHealth Portal on Health Care Professionals' Interaction with Patients: Qualitative Study

Anita Das, Arild Faxvaag, Dag Svanæs
2015 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Objective: The aim of this study was to characterize and assess the impact of an eHealth portal on health care professionals' interaction with patients in bariatric surgery.  ...  However, professionals report on organizational challenges and personal constraints related to communicating with patients in writing online.  ...  We appreciate the work of Habibollah Hosseinpoor and John Andre Hestad who completed the development of the portal and operated it during this research project.  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.4950 pmid:26601678 pmcid:PMC4704899 fatcat:yjp7gmnkjjayjlue52r7iguj4y

An interactive portal to empower cancer survivors: a qualitative study on user expectations

Wilma Kuijpers, Wim G. Groen, Romy Loos, Hester S. A. Oldenburg, Michel W. J. M. Wouters, Neil K. Aaronson, Wim H. van Harten
2015 Supportive Care in Cancer  
In this study, we explored cancer survivors' and health professionals' expectations of possible features of an interactive portal.  ...  Conclusions This is the first study that evaluated the expectations of cancer survivors and health professionals concerning an interactive portal.  ...  Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00520-015-2605-0 pmid:25876157 pmcid:PMC4519580 fatcat:55vlcxboqjdqdnxrqjaxe3ks2i

Can social support work virtually? Evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis patients' experiences with an interactive online tool

Zlatina Kostova, Maria Caiata-Zufferey, Peter J Schulz
2015 Pain Research and Management  
An online support tool was designed to provide patients with both tailored information and opportunities to interact online with health professionals and fellow sufferers.  ...  Nevertheless, in the case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), providing the appropriate social support is still a challenge, and such support has often proven to be elusive and unreliable in helping patients  ...  An interactive website called Oneself (www.oneself.ch) provided RA patients with personalized information and the possibility of communicating online with health professionals and other patients.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2015/497512 pmid:26252664 pmcid:PMC4532206 fatcat:brsunjpzsfbhdn46tsoaibnpee

Potential Benefits of Incorporating Peer-to-Peer Interactions Into Digital Interventions for Psychotic Disorders: A Systematic Review

Bruno Biagianti, Sophia H. Quraishi, Danielle A. Schlosser
2018 Psychiatric Services  
In SOAR, HORYZONS, PRIME, and CLIMB, peer-to-peer communication is one feature of multicomponent DIs, and mental health professionals are available to support, moderate, or facilitate peer-to-peer interactions  ...  This review examined the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of recent digital interventions in order to identify strategies to maximize benefits of online peer-to-peer communication for  ...  Biagianti reports that Posit Science provides partial funding of his postdoctoral research fellowship. Dr. Schlosser reports that Verily Life Sciences provides full funding of her position.  ... 
doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201700283 pmid:29241435 pmcid:PMC5988432 fatcat:w4i7xftjd5go3dd2xzvvs2hycu

Participatory design of an online therapy for youth mental health

Greg Wadley, Reeva Lederman, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
2013 Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration - OzCHI '13  
Online therapy has the potential to extend existing faceto-face support for mental health, but designers face challenges such as lack of user engagement.  ...  This paper discusses our methods and results in the light of existing design frameworks for youth mental health, and reports experiences which will be useful for other researchers in the field.  ...  We would like to thank our participants for making this work possible, as well as staff and researchers at Orygen Youth Health and the Interaction Design Lab at the University of Melbourne for their significant  ... 
doi:10.1145/2541016.2541030 dblp:conf/ozchi/WadleyLGA13 fatcat:v4l3n54s2ra4lohagyquckznwq

A History of #BCSM and Insights for Patient-Centered Online Interaction and Engagement

Matthew S Katz, Alicia C Staley, Deanna J Attai
2020 Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews  
Participation in cancer support groups can provide a sense of community and may better prepare patients for interactions with their health care team.  ...  Impressions, a measure of potential tweet views, by patient advocates increased by 517%. Tweets by doctors and nonphysician health care professionals increased by 693%.  ...  Conflicts of Interest Dr. Katz has stock ownership in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, Mazor Robotics Ltd., Healthcare Services Group, Inc.  ... 
doi:10.17294/2330-0698.1753 pmid:33163550 pmcid:PMC7644133 fatcat:v3es2o2plrgl7gzwbsxyxv5ok4

Online Support Groups for Depression in China: Culturally Shaped Interactions and Motivations

Renwen Zhang, Jordan Eschler, Madhu Reddy
2018 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)  
This paper provides insights into the interweaving of culture and online health community use and contributes to a contextrich understanding of online support groups.  ...  While prior research has explored the interactions and motivations of users, we know relatively little about how culture shapes the way people use and understand online support groups.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the individuals who participated in this study. We also thank Gary Fine, Courtney Scherr, the reviewers and editors for their valuable insights and feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10606-018-9322-4 fatcat:2srfx672yzc3bnsxbexa3asx4u

Cyberspace and Libel: A Dangerous Balance for Physicians

Varsha Chiruvella, Achuta Kumar Guddati
2021 Interactive Journal of Medical Research  
The historical context of libel and its applicability in the age of increasing online presence is important for physicians since they are also bound by duty to protect the privacy of their patients.  ...  The use of public rating sites and social media will continue to be important for physicians, as online presence and incidents of defamation impact the practice of medicine.  ...  ' ability to moderate misinformation and libel and remove users as it sees fit.  ... 
doi:10.2196/22271 pmid:34042594 fatcat:dpemrjawjjewranx6rb4i23zsi

Interactive social media interventions to promote health equity: an overview of reviews

V Welch, J Petkovic, J Pardo Pardo, T Rader, P Tugwell
2016 Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada  
In this paper, we aim to assess the effects of interactive social media interventions on health outcomes, behaviour change and health equity.  ...  Facebook and Twitter), blogging, applications linked to online communities and media sharing. Eleven systematic reviews met our inclusion criteria.  ...  Acknowledgements Funding for this project was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.  ... 
pmid:27077792 pmcid:PMC4964231 fatcat:wnh4qloszjddnfjymolhk426xe

Interactive social media interventions to promote health equity: an overview of reviews

V. Welch, J. Petkovic, J. Pardo Pardo, T. Rader, P. Tugwell
2016 Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada  
In this paper, we aim to assess the effects of interactive social media interventions on health outcomes, behaviour change and health equity.  ...  Facebook and Twitter), blogging, applications linked to online communities and media sharing. Results Eleven systematic reviews met our inclusion criteria.  ...  Acknowledgements Funding for this project was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.  ... 
doi:10.24095/hpcdp.36.4.01 fatcat:wuz2v45t5bdplbvdzphqur5dce

Perceptions of expertise in food hypersensitivity on social media: An email interview study (Preprint)

Richard James Thomas Hamshaw, Julie Barnett, Jeffrey Gavin, Jane S Lucas
2018 Interactive Journal of Medical Research  
Such considerations are both measured and moderated through the social media community itself.  ...  This work has implications for understanding how users perceive expertise on social media in relation to a health concern and how information assessments are made during the management of risks.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the contributions made to the development of this research project from Coeliac UK, Allergy UK, and Fiona Begen for assistance in participant recruitment.  ... 
doi:10.2196/10812 pmid:31254334 pmcid:PMC6625221 fatcat:6phvovwncnfxnki7ptnvvskoaq

Surgeons' interactions with and attitudes towards e-patients: a questionnaire study in Germany and Oman (Preprint)

Ken Masters, Teresa Loda, Jonas Johannink, Rashid Al-Abri, Anne Herrmann-Werner
2019 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Doctors' interactions with and attitudes toward e-patients have an overall impact on health care delivery.  ...  The differences between the German and the Omani surgeons in the preferred methods of communication are possibly closely linked to cultural differences and recent historical events.  ...  He envisioned health care as an equal partnership between e-patients and the health professionals and systems that support them.  ... 
doi:10.2196/14646 pmid:32149714 fatcat:qvj6xlspzjbohlbdaw6dcm3yai
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