Activate Now
 
ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

Update on the Genetics of Fibromyalgia

A Fibromyalgia Recovery Story by Lynn Lennon

Getting a Great Night Sleep with Fibromyalgia - Even When You've Tried EVERYTHING!

Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia Identified

Neurogenic Neuroinflammation in Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

5 Health Strategies You Can Learn from Your Dog

Re-evaluating Your Habits

VIDEO: Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Stretches

Review of Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Fibromyalgia

 
Print Page
Email Article

Is Using Interactive Technology to Monitor Fibromyalgia Symptoms Feasible?

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 26, 2013


Article:

Feasibility of Interactive Technology for Symptom Monitoring in Patients with Fibromyalgia.
– Source: Pain Management Nursing, February 20, 2013

By C.E. Vanderboom, et al.

Abstract:

Use of health information technology (IT) integrated with clinical services has the potential to empower self-management and decrease health care utilization for chronic disorders such as fibromyalgia (FM). However, the appropriate methodology that systematically facilitates the integration of health IT with clinical services between patients and nurses partnering to manage FM is unclear.

The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of technology-enhanced monitoring that engages FM patients using a mobile device.

A quantitative and qualitative descriptive design was used in a convenience sample of 20 FM patients. Patients used a mobile monitoring device for one week; nurses responded to patient e-mailed symptom reports on a daily basis. Analysis was primarily descriptive-percent, frequencies, and means for individual questionnaire items and subscales were calculated. For qualitative data, a 1 hour focus group was audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and then analyzed using content analysis. All participants used a mobile phone in their daily lives; half used a smart phone.

  • Participants were interested in using a smart phone to monitor their health and to communicate with health care providers.

  • Participants used the study mobile device an average of 5.2  days out of the 7 day study period.

  • Most participants (80%) reported that monitoring symptoms using the device was easy to do.

  • Sixty-five percent felt that using the device helped them to promptly address their symptoms.

Results from this study indicated that health IT integrated with clinical services is feasible to monitor FM symptoms and to communicate with the care team.


Source:
Pain Management Nursing, February 20, 2013. By C.E. Vanderboom, A. Vincent, C.A. Luedtke, L.M. Rhudy, K.H. Bowles. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Minnesota. Electronic address: vanderboom.catherine@mayo.edu.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
Complete and Natural Menopause Relief Complete and Natural Menopause Relief
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing