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Technology and the Internet as a key component in psychosocial care of Somatic diseases
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Information Systems.
2012 (English)In: AMCIS 2012 Proceedings, Association for Information Systems, 2012, paper 18- p.Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

People are living longer and with aging come an increase in somatic diseases and possible psychological distress. There is an increased burden on health care globally to provide adequate psychosocial care or support for those most in need. The result from a literature review shows that current research is investigating how telemedicine, in particular the internet, can be used to assist in providing psychosocial care. The numbers of publications related to this area have steadily increased since 2003.However, the research is heavily focused on cancer, yet there are other prevalent and common somatic diseases that merit equal attention. More research and real-world implementation is urgently needed. Some of the challenges to using technology and the internet have been identified and the paper concludes with brief reflections on ways to increase the use of telemedicine in providing psychosocial care.

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Association for Information Systems, 2012. paper 18- p.
Keyword [en]
online psychosocial care, online psychosocial support, telemedicine, U-CARE, somatic diseases
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Medical Informatics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181525OAI: diva2:556524
The Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2012), Seattle, Washington, USA, August 9-12, 2012
U‐Care: Better Psychosocial Care at Lower Cost? Evidence-based assessment and Psychosocial Care via Internet, a Swedish Example
Available from: 2012-09-25 Created: 2012-09-25 Last updated: 2012-09-25Bibliographically approved

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