Development of a consultation and teaching concept for leg wound treatment in home health care

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Ann-Marie Jönsson, Ania Willman
Title: Development of a consultation and teaching concept for leg wound treatment in home health care
Translated title: Utveckling av ett konsultations- och lärande material för bensårsbehandling i hemsjukvård
Journal: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Year: 2007
Volume: 13
Issue: 5
Pagination: 236-240
ISSN: 1357-633X
ISI number: 000248507600005
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Health Science (Sektionen för hälsa)
School of Health Science S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: We developed a consultation and teaching concept about leg wounds and their care, for use by patients and caregivers in a home-health-care setting. Descriptive data were gathered through a survey distributed to three groups, comprising 21 individuals (18 nurses and 3 health administrators). These participants provided answers regarding group activities, meeting frequency, meeting notes and meeting content, as well as responses to questions regarding the Web site, Web materials, film and pamphlet. Seventeen people answered the survey (81% response rate). They made predominantly positive comments. The combined total average score was 3.6 (1= very bad to 4= very good). The concept was implemented in one municipality in a health-care region in southern Sweden using high bandwidth videophones (640 kbit/s). The result showed that elderly persons at home and nurses working in home health care were interested in using the concept and communicating via videophone. A strength of the Web-based information and communication material is its adaptability to suit both patients and caregivers.
Summary in Swedish: Utveckling av ett undervisningsmaterial för skötsel av bensår. En deskriptiv studie av implementeringsfasen i i en sydsvensk kommun.
Subject: Nursing & Caring Sciences\General
Keywords: bensår, videotelefoner, vardagslärande