Maria Magdalena Bujnowska-Fedak

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BACKGROUND European citizens are increasingly being offered Internet health services. This study investigated patterns of health-related Internet use, its consequences, and citizens' expectations about their doctors' provision of e-health services. METHODS Representative samples were obtained from the general populations in Norway, Denmark, Germany,(More)
BACKGROUND The knowledge about the relationship between health-related activities on the Internet (i.e. informed citizens) and individuals' control over their own experiences of health or illness (i.e. empowered citizens) is valuable but scarce. In this paper, we investigate the correlation between four ways of using the Internet for information on health(More)
BACKGROUND Use of the Internet for health purposes is steadily increasing in Europe, while the eHealth market is still a niche. Online communication between doctor and patient is one aspect of eHealth with potentially great impact on the use of health systems, patient-doctor roles and relations and individuals' health. Monitoring and understanding(More)
Internet and e-health services have a substantial potential to support efficient and effective care for the elderly. The aim of the study was to investigate the use of Internet for health-related purposes among Polish elderly, the frequency and reasons of use, the importance of e-health services, and factors affecting their use. A total of 242 elderly at(More)
BACKGROUND In Poland, like in other European countries and in accordance with the global trend, the number of computer users and people who have access to the Internet has increased considerably. The study investigates trends and patterns of Polish health-related Internet use over a period of seven years. The main objective of the study was to estimate the(More)
The purpose of our study was to determine the factors affecting the level of services provided in primary health care among patients with chronic respiratory diseases. The study group consisted of 299 adults (median age: 65, min-max: 18-92 years) with mixed chronic respiratory diseases, recruited from patients of 135 general practitioners. In the analysis,(More)
The main goal of the most European telemedicine programs is to increase access to emergency and primary care; however, telemedicine presents both profound opportunities and challenges to general practice/family medicine. The aim of this project is to develop and demonstrate a regional primary care teleconsulting system in Poland linking an academic family(More)
A telemedicine support system for diabetes management was compared with standard monitoring of patients with diabetes. The telemedicine system was composed of two modules: a Patient Unit and a Medical Unit connected by the telecommunication network. The study involved 60 patients of family doctors' practices in the Lower Silesia Region who were diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND E-health has a substantial potential to improve access to as well as support efficient and effective care for the elderly. Questions remain and must be addressed, however, regarding the challenges faced by the elderly in the use of this technology. The aim of the study was to assess the attitude (needs) and preferences of the elderly in a(More)
BACKGROUND Telehome care has been proposed as a solution to the challenges of providing effective and affordable care for patients with diabetes. METHODS A total of 100 adult patients with type 2 diabetes-divided between insulin and noninsulin requiring-was enrolled in a randomized, controlled trial aimed at investigating the effects of telehome(More)