Qualitative Study To Elicit Patients And Primary Care Physicians Perspectives On The Use Of A Self Management Mobile Health Application

Tanya Barber, Behnam Sharif, Sylvia Teare, Jean Miller, Brittany Shewchuk, Lee A Green, Nancy Marlett , Jolanda Cibere, Kelly Mrklas, Tracy Wasylak, Linda C Li, Denise Campbell-Scherer, Deborah A Marshall (2019)

Objective: To elicit perspectives of family physicians and patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) on KOA, its treatment/management and the use of a mobile health application (app) to help patients self-manage their KOA.

Results and Conclusions: Physician and patient views about KOA were starkly contrasting. Patients expressed that KOA seriously impacted their lives and lifestyles, and was perceived to be considered as important as other health problems.

In contrast, physicians uniformly conceptualised KOA as a relatively minor health problem, although they still recognised it as a painful condition that often limits patients’ activities

Full article: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/1/e024016


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