Design Evaluation of a Home-Based Telecare System for Chronic Heart Failure Patients
Paper in proceedings, 2008

In order to improve the care of Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients, a system has been developed for monitoring symptoms and document subjective judgments on health conditions in a home environment. Since system usability is an important issue, a two step evaluation of the solution was conducted. First a ten-patient survey was conducted, which was aimed at spotting possible problem areas. The second step involved a small trial in a home setting with CHF patients. The results are promising, indicating that the system is user friendly and easy to use, and that it is suitable as a prototype for the intended use.

internet

disease management

treatment compliance

home monitoring

telemedicine

health informatics

heart failure

chronic diseases

web-based

eHealth

Author

Anna Gund

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems

Bengt-Arne Sjöqvist

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems

Kaj Lindecrantz

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems

Inger Ekman

University of Gothenburg

Eva Lina Staaf

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Niklas Thornesköld

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"

5851-5854 4650545

Subject Categories

Other Computer and Information Science

Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

ISBN

978-142441815-2

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Created

10/7/2017