Yvonne Kiera Bartlett

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OBJECTIVE The current research investigates the potential of online support groups (OSGs) to foster empowerment and how membership might affect the patient/health professional relationship. METHODS 246 participants across 33 OSGs completed an online questionnaire. RESULTS All empowerment processes and outcomes identified by van Uden-Kraan et al. [1](More)
BACKGROUND Technology has the potential to provide support for self-management to people with congestive heart failure (CHF). This paper describes the results of a realist evaluation of the SMART Personalised Self-Management System (PSMS) for CHF. METHODS The PSMS was used, at home, by seven people with CHF. Data describing system usage and usability as(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the behaviour change techniques (BCTs) that are associated with greater effectiveness in smoking cessation interventions for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted. Web of Knowledge, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and MEDLINE were(More)
BACKGROUND Both mHealth and eHealth interventions for smoking cessation are rapidly being developed and tested. There are no data on use of mHealth and eHealth technologies by smokers in general or by smokers who are not motivated to quit smoking. OBJECTIVE The aims of our study were to (1) assess technology use (eg, texting, social media, Internet) among(More)
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