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Study on Motivation in Healthcare Treatment Using a Networked Healthcare Guidance System

  • Kaori Fujimura
  • Masahiro Shiraishi
  • Kenji Ogura
  • Yuji Maeda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)

Abstract

To support the continuing effort towards improving healthcare, we have developed a computer system that enables patients and healthcare counselors to access data such as weight and the number of steps walked, which is uploaded by patients allowing counselors to advise patients based on their patients’ healthcare records using a video phone. A six-month trial was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the system. From the daily-uploaded data, 70% of the patients continued to upload their data until the end of the trial. According to the results of the questionnaire, half of the patients underwent a behavioral change based on the Transtheoretical Model [1]. We found that having a clear goal, checking data daily, and continuous support provided by healthcare counselors motivate patients to continue a particular regimen.

Keywords

behavior modification healthcare guidance IT network 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaori Fujimura
    • 1
  • Masahiro Shiraishi
    • 1
  • Kenji Ogura
    • 1
  • Yuji Maeda
    • 1
  1. 1.NTT Service Integration LaboratoriesTokyoJapan

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