Use of a home-care computer network by persons with AIDS.
Computer networks serve as convenient, efficient, and enduring vehicles for delivering nursing services to patients at home.
The ComputerLink, a specialized computer network, provided nurse-supervised information, decision support, and communication services to home-dwelling persons living with AIDS (PWAs).
During a 26-week randomized field experiment, 26 PWAs accessed the ComputerLink on more than 8,664 occasions.
The communications area was used most often ; the public communication area functioned like a support group.
Multiple behavioral measures of use provide a rich picture of how these PWAs, none of whom had had prior computer experience, adopted and adapted to this innovative nursing care delivery system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Informatique biomédicale, Réseau ordinateur, Soin, A domicile, Homme, Support social, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Communication, Infirmier, Organisation santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biomedical data processing, Computer network, Care, At home, Human, Social support, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Communication, Nurse, Public health organization, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0502377
Code Inist : 002B28D. Création : 199501.