...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Friday, 7 February 2014
Pilot study of a web-based intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes
Image from the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
An interesting paper has been published by authors Kathryn Newton and Aaron Ashley from the University of Utah in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. The study is a pilot of a web based intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Participants were adolescents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and were randomly allocated to two groups: 1) treatment as usual or 2) treatment as usual with the addition of an interactive 7-week web-based intervention where they engaged in problem solving through discussion forums, chat rooms and blogs. In an "exit" survey, it was found that participants were more willing to comply with their treatment after participating in the web based intervention.