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Title: Mobile health for stroke: a promising concept for research and practice
Authors: Sarfo, Fred Stephen
Ovbiagele, Bruce
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: mHealth
Citation: mHealth 2017;3:4
Abstract: The potential for mHealth to revolutionize worldwide healthcare delivery through enhanced patient education/ awareness, improved screening procedures, better risk factor control, and sustainable health system cost reductions is tremendous. In particular, the use of mHealth to effectively manage chronic disease, especially for those patients with several co-morbid chronic illnesses, is expected to exponentially soar (1-3) as scientific evidence supporting the benefits of mHealth continues to accrue in published literature. In their feasibility pilot study, Siegal and colleagues evaluated an institutionally developed app—the personal health assistant (PHA)—for coordinating post-stroke care among a series of 21 acute stroke patients, specifically to help organize medication compliance, comply with followup instructions, navigate health insurance issues, conduct appointment scheduling, and communicate patient’s questions to health care providers and nurses. Of the 21 patients screened, 18 were ineligible due to no smartphone (n=4), inappropriate disposition (n=4), patient decline (n=3), discharge before enrollment (n=3), and others (n=4) while 3 were eligible but only 2 used the PHA app.
Description: An article published in mHealth 2017;3:4; http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/mhealth.2017.02.01
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13413
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