Medisinsk avstandsoppfølging for pasienter med epilepsi : En kvalitativ studie om pasienter med epilepsi sine opplevelser, erfaringer og tanker om nytteverdi av digital skjemaløsning i medisinsk avstandsoppfølging
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OriginalversjonTovmo, T. S. (2020) Medisinsk avstandsoppfølging for pasienter med epilepsi : En kvalitativ studie om pasienter med epilepsi sine opplevelser, erfaringer og tanker om nytteverdi av digital skjemaløsning i medisinsk avstandsoppfølging (Master's thesis). University of Agder, Grimstad
Background There is an increasing focus on the use of medical distance monitoring to improve the quality of patient care and increase the effectiveness of health care. Digital PRO-based solution is a new service for patients with epilepsy. The digital form the patient fills out is used as the basis for outpatient follow-up. Purpose The purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge to whether patients with epilepsy experience benefits of medical distance monitoring. The problem statement in the study was: "What experiences and thoughts do patients with epilepsy have about the utility of medical distance follow-up?" Selection and methodologyThe study has a qualitative method. Four semi-structured interviews were conducted of patients with epilepsy, who have used the PRO-based distance follow-up. Theoretical framework for mapping and analysis has been DeLone and McLean's (2003) Information System Success Model. Results/Conclusion The results show that there are different perceptions of PRO-based solution in medical distance follow-up. The informants in the study are largely satisfied with the treatment offered. Reduced travel time and less time spent in treatment impact the positive experiences the informants have with the digital scheduling solution. All informants in the study want to continue using the PRO-based solution, but they are uncertain of how this mode of treatment will affect their treatment over time. This is because they expect to be followed up regularly at the outpatient clinic, as distance follow-up is only a supplement to the treatment.
Master's thesis in Health informatics (HSI500)