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Designing and testing a web-based interface for self-monitoring of exercise and symptoms for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19411946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of information and communication technologies to support collaborative management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated symptoms is particularly appealing since most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease continue to experience dyspnea despite optimal medical therapy and therefore must engage in the long-term tasks of self-management. Exercise is an effective therapy to reduce dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The purpose of this article was to describe our process of developing a set of integrated tools to support collaborative symptom and exercise monitoring for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This process could be followed by other researchers and clinicians interested in developing collaborative management tools for other chronic conditions. User-centered design principles guided the 4-phase development process of a set of integrated tools for self-symptom management. The usability challenges uncovered during the field testing were mostly minor and were easily corrected. Patients had a strong preference for a calendar-like display of completed exercise coupled with simultaneous goal viewing. Field usability testing showed that the integrated set of tools was relatively easy to learn, efficient to use, and with minimal errors and has a high level of user satisfaction. An iterative, multimodal process is essential to successful development of acceptable Web-based tools for self-management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Sandra K Johnston; Huong Q Nguyen; Seth Wolpin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1538-9774     ISO Abbreviation:  Comput Inform Nurs     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-07-23     Revised Date:  2014-09-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101141667     Medline TA:  Comput Inform Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-74     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Health Services Needs and Demand
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / physiopathology*
User-Computer Interface*
Grant Support
5 K12 RR023265-03/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; 5 T15 LM007442-05/LM/NLM NIH HHS; K12 RR023265/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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