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Development of mHealth system for supporting self-management and remote consultation of skincare

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, December 2015
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Title
Development of mHealth system for supporting self-management and remote consultation of skincare
Published in
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12911-015-0237-4
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Authors

Bambang Parmanto, Gede Pramana, Daihua X. Yu, Andrea D. Fairman, Brad E. Dicianno

Abstract

Individuals with spina bifida (SB) are vulnerable to chronic skin complications such as wounds on the buttocks and lower extremities. Most of these complications can be prevented with adherence to self-care routines. We have developed a mobile health (mHealth) system for supporting self-care and management of skin problems called SkinCare as part of an mHealth suite called iMHere (interactive Mobile Health and Rehabilitation). The objective of this research is to develop an innovative mHealth system to support self-skincare tasks, skin condition monitoring, adherence to self-care regimens, skincare consultation, and secure two-way communications between patients and clinicians. In order to support self-skincare tasks, the SkinCare app requires three main functions: (1) self-care task schedule and reminders, (2) skin condition monitoring and communications that include imaging, information about the skin problem, and consultation with clinician, and (3) secure two-way messaging between the patient and clinician (wellness coordinator). The SkinCare system we have developed consists of the SkinCare app, a clinician portal, and a two-way communication protocol connecting the two. The SkinCare system is one component of a more comprehensive system to support a wellness program for individuals with SB. The SkinCare app has several features that include reminders to perform daily skin checks as well as the ability to report skin breakdown and injury, which uses a combination of skin images and descriptions. The SkinCare app provides reminders to visually inspect one's skin as a preventative measure, often termed a "skin check." The data is sent to the portal where clinicians can monitor patients' conditions. Using the two-way communication, clinicians can receive pictures of the skin conditions, track progress in healing over time, and provide instructions for how to best care for the wound. The system was capable of supporting self-care and adherence to regimen, monitoring adherence, and supporting clinician engagement with patients, as well as testing its feasibility in a long-term implementation. The study shows the feasibility of a long-term implementation of skincare mHealth systems to support self-care and two-way interactions between patients and clinicians.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 98 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 16%
Student > Master 14 14%
Researcher 14 14%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Other 21 21%
Unknown 10 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 17%
Computer Science 14 14%
Psychology 8 8%
Engineering 5 5%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 16 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 April 2018.
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#6,528,191
of 12,793,889 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#515
of 1,158 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#119,207
of 356,443 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#70
of 150 outputs
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