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dc.contributor.authorGjestsen, Martha Therese
dc.contributor.authorWiig, Siri
dc.contributor.authorTestad, Ingelin
dc.identifier.citationGjestsen, M. T., Wiig, S., & Testad, I. (2020). Health care personnel’s perspective on potential electronic health interventions to prevent hospitalizations for older persons receiving community care: Qualitative study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(1), e12797.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: The use of electronic health (eHealth) interventions is suggested to help monitor and treat degenerative and chronic diseases through the use of sensors, alarms, and reminders and can potentially prevent hospitalizations for home-dwelling older persons receiving community care. It is increasingly recognized that the health care personnel’s acceptance of a technological application remains a key challenge in adopting an intervention, thus interventions must be perceived to be useful and fit for purpose by the actual users. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify and explore the perspectives of managers and health care personnel in community care regarding the use of eHealth interventions in terms of prevention of hospitalizations for home-dwelling older persons receiving community care. Methods: A case study with a qualitative approach was carried out in community care in a Norwegian municipality, comprising individual interviews and focus group interviews. A total of 5 individual interviews and 2 focus group interviews (n=12) were undertaken to provide the health care personnel’s and managers’ perspective regarding the use of eHealth interventions, which could potentially prevent hospitalizations for home-dwelling older persons receiving community care. Data were analyzed by way of systematic text condensation, as described by Malterud. Results: The data analysis of focus group interviews and individual interviews resulted in 2 categories: potential technological applications and potential patient groups. Discussions in the focus groups generated several suggestions and wishes related to technical applications that they could make use of in their day-to-day practice. The health care personnel warranted tools and measures to enhance and document their clinical observations in contact with patients. They also identified patient groups, such as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or dehydration or urinary tract infections, for whom hospitalizations could potentially have been prevented. Conclusions: We have shown that the health care personnel in community care warrant various technological applications that have the potential to improve quality of care and resource utilization in the studied municipality. We have identified needs and important matters in practice, which are paramount for acceptance and adoption of an intervention in community care.en_US
dc.publisherJMIR Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleHealth Care Personnel’s Perspective on Potential Electronic Health Interventions to Prevent Hospitalizations for Older Persons Receiving Community Care: Qualitative Studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holderThe authorsen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700en_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Medical Internet Researchen_US
dc.relation.projectUniversitetet i Stavanger: 5091en_US

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