Rosser , BA, McCullagh, P, Davies, R, Mountain , GA, McCracken , L and Eccleston, C (2011) Technology-mediated therapy for chronic pain management: the challenges of adapting behavior change interventions for delivery with pervasive communication technology. Telemedicine and E-Health. , 17 (3). pp. 211-216. [Journal article]
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DOI: PMID: 21375412
OBJECTIVE:Adapting therapeutic practice from traditional face-to-face exchange to remote technology-based delivery presents challenges for the therapist, patient, and technical writer. This article documents the process of therapy adaptation and the resultant specification for the SMART2 project-a technology-based self-management system for assisting long-term health conditions, including chronic pain.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Focus group discussions with healthcare professionals and patients were conducted to inform selection of therapeutic objectives and appropriate technology.RESULTS:Pertinent challenges are identified, relating to (1) reduction and definition of therapeutic objectives, and (2) how to approach adaptation of therapy to a form suited to technology delivery. The requirement of the system to provide dynamic and intelligent responses to patient experience and behavior is also emphasized.CONCLUSION:Solutions to these challenges are described in the context of the SMART2 technology-based intervention. More explicit discussion and documentation of therapy adaptation to technology-based delivery within the literature is encouraged.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Computing & Engineering|
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Computer Science Research Institute|
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
|Deposited By:||Dr Paul McCullagh|
|Deposited On:||30 Jan 2012 15:05|
|Last Modified:||30 Jan 2012 15:05|
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