Erika S. Poole

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The transition from pediatric to adult health care is often challenging for adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Our study aimed to identify (1) measures of success for the transition to adult health care; and (2) barriers and facilitators to this process. We interviewed 13 SCD experts and asked them about their experiences caring(More)
BACKGROUND For adolescents and young adults (AYA) with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the transition from pediatric to adult care is often challenging and associated with gaps in care. Our study objectives were to (1) identify outcomes for evaluating transition success and (2) elicit the major barriers and facilitators of successful transition. METHODS(More)
Advances in mobile computing offer the potential to change when, where, and how health interventions are delivered. Rather than relying on occasional in-clinic interactions, mobile health (mHealth) interventions may overcome constraints due to limited clinician time, poor patient adherence, and inability to provide meaningful interventions at the most(More)
BACKGROUND The prenatal care visit structure has changed little over the past century despite the rapid evolution of technology including Internet and mobile phones. Little is known about how pregnant women engage with technologies and the interface between these tools and medical care, especially for women of lower socioeconomic status. OBJECTIVE We(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in the use of online forums as a component of eHealth weight loss interventions. Although the research is mixed on the utility of online forums in general, results suggest that there is promise to this, particularly if the systems can be designed well to support healthful interactions that foster weight loss and(More)
This paper presents the results of an ongoing study into the potential role of mobile or wireless health applications for targeting the prevention of excessive gestational weight gain in pregnant lower-income American women. Informed by a qualitative study of pregnant women’s experiences, we develop a set of design requirements for designing mobile health(More)
Abstract What is the role of CSCW as methodology and epistemology in the development of interactive technology for Proactive Health? Does CSCW have a particular research contribution to make to the critical and timely development of re-designing our cultures to support health as a social good rather than as a medical condition? This workshop proposes to(More)
The complexity of home networks has evolved to a greater level of sophistication and complicacy in the recent times comprising of heterogeneous components like at least two computers, webenabled high-definition television sets, net-enabled blue ray disc players, iPods and many other such devices. Troubleshooting such a sophisticated smart home network in(More)
If rubella immunisation is highly effective accurate recall of past immunisation should enable determination of immune state. The accuracy of recall was studied in a group of young adults aged 16-24 who had been offered Cendehill vaccination at school 10-11 years previously. The subjects were asked whether they had been vaccinated and blood was taken for(More)