Perceptions of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Their Physiotherapists Regarding the Use of an eHealth Intervention

Authors Sigrid Vorrink , Chantal Huisman , Helianthe Kort , Thierry Troosters , Jan-Willem J. Lammers
Published in Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication date 1 July 2017
Research groups Technology for Healthcare Innovations
Type Article

Summary

If eHealth interventions are not used (properly), their potential benefits cannot be fulfilled. User perceptions of eHealth are an important determinant of its successful implementation. This study examined how patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their physiotherapists (PHTs) value an eHealth self-management intervention following a period of use. The study aimed to evaluate the perceptions of COPD patients and their PHTs as eHealth users. In this study, an eHealth self-management intervention (website and mobile phone app) aimed at stimulating physical activity (PA) in COPD patients was evaluated by its users (patients and PHTs). As participants in a randomized controlled trial (RCT), they were asked how they valued the eHealth intervention after 6 months’ use. Interview requests were made to 33 PHTs from 26 participating practices, and a questionnaire was sent to 76 patients. The questionnaire was analyzed in Excel (Microsoft). The interviews with the PHTs and text messages (short message service, SMS) sent between patients and PHTs were transcribed and independently coded in MAXQDA 10 for Windows (VERBI GmbH).

researchcomponents.publicationcontent.personslist.publicationauthors

  • Chantal Huisman | Researcher | Technology for healthcare innovations
    Chantal Huisman
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Technology for Healthcare Innovations
  • Helianthe Kort | Professor | Research group Technology for Healthcare Innovations
    Helianthe Kort
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Technology for Healthcare Innovations

Language English
Published in Journal of Medical Internet Research
Year and volume 4 3
Key words e-health, zelfzorg, chronisch zieken

Technology for Healthcare Innovations