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Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de behoefte van eHealth in de thuisrevalidatie van ouderen

Aygün, Malika (2020) Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de behoefte van eHealth in de thuisrevalidatie van ouderen.

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Abstract:The aging of the population leads to an increase in the number of major surgeries among elderly. In the rehabilitation process, eHealth can offer a solution to improve care provision and reduce workload. However, practice shows that primary care professionals still make little use of eHealth in the home rehabilitation of elderly people. The objective of this study is to gain insight into the needs, desires and experiences of healthcare professionals and patients regarding eHealth in the rehabilitation process of elderly people (65+) who have had major surgery. The study concerns an observational exploratory needs study in which the opinions and experiences regarding eHealth are important. For practical research, a survey and semi-structured interviews were conducted with healthcare professionals and clients. Regarding the eHealth used, improvements are related to streamlining programs and integrating eHealth applications into daily practice. Most healthcare professionals experience or expect added value from eHealth, although a majority are still looking into how eHealth can be embedded in daily practice. The most frequently cited barriers regarding the implementation of eHealth were related to financial and time aspects and to the lack of knowledge and skills of health professionals. Education on eHealth is recommended among healthcare professionals.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Health Sciences BSc (56553)
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