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BACKGROUND The Internet is widely used for health information, yet little is known about the online activity of family caregivers of elders, a rapidly growing group. In order to better understand the online information-seeking activity of "e-caregivers" and other visitors at a caregiving website, we undertook a qualitative analysis of survey data from a(More)
The purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to provide a guideline for occupational therapists to follow in the development of Internet-based services, and (b) to illustrate how this guideline has been applied in the development of an Internetbased service for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). With(More)
BACKGROUND Online health communities are becoming more popular in health care. Patients and professionals can communicate with one another online, patients can find peer support, and professionals can use it as an additional information channel to their patients. However, the implementation of online health communities into daily practice is challenging.(More)
BACKGROUND For effective health promotion using health information technology (HIT), it is mandatory that health consumers have the behavioral intention to measure, store, and manage their own health data. Understanding health consumers' intention and behavior is needed to develop and implement effective and efficient strategies. OBJECTIVE To develop and(More)
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