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Title:
Is there a connection between telehomecare technology and health literacy?
Author:
Lisa Korsbakke Emtekær Hæsum: Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark Lars Ehlers: Centre of Improvement in Health Care, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark Ole K Hejlesen: Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark/Department of Health and Nursing Science, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway/Department of Computer Science, University of Troms√ł, Troms√ł, Norway
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Year:
2013
Conference:
Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013
Issue:
091
Article no.:
009
Pages:
39-43
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-08-21
ISBN:
978-91-7519-518-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronicdisease characterised by a graduate decline of pulmonary function and it constitutes a provable burden on both society and patients.Patient empowerment is recognised as an essential part in the management of COPD; as there is a strong connection between this concept and a reduction in the utilisation of various healthcare services. Telehomecare technology has been shown to enhance the level of empowerment among COPD patients. Patient empowerment is strongly associated with health literacy; so if telehomecare technologies are used to improve the level of health literacy among COPD patients it may be possible to provide a better and more individual care for COPD patients and at the sametime reducing healthcare costs. Both health literacy and telehomecare technologies have shown great potential interms of reducing healthcare costs and improving quality oflife for COPD patients; so the aim of this paper is actually toraise awareness regarding the potential of using telehomecare technology to improve the level of health literacy among COPD patients.

Keywords: Health literacy; patient empowerment; education;patient-centered care; COPD; quality of life

Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Author:
Lisa Korsbakke Emtekær Hæsum, Lars Ehlers, Ole K Hejlesen
Title:
Is there a connection between telehomecare technology and health literacy?
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Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Author:
Lisa Korsbakke Emtekær Hæsum, Lars Ehlers, Ole K Hejlesen
Title:
Is there a connection between telehomecare technology and health literacy?
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