The Internet and the therapeutic education of patients: A systematic review of the literature

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Title
The Internet and the therapeutic education of patients: A systematic review of the literature
Journal
Ann Phys Rehabil Med
Author(s)
Gremeaux V., Coudeyre E.
ISSN
1877-0665 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1877-0657
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2010
Volume
53
Number
10
Pages
669-92
Language
english
Notes
Gremeaux, V
Coudeyre, E
eng
fre
Review
Systematic Review
Netherlands
Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2010 Dec;53(10):669-92. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2010.09.003. Epub 2010 Oct 8.
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate from a review of the literature the interest of using the Internet as a tool for the therapeutic education of patients. METHOD: A systematic review of Pubmed was carried out using the key words: the Internet, or World Wide Web and patient education, or patient preference, or self-care. The search was restricted to articles in English published between 1990 and 2009. References to the selected articles were also analyzed. Only randomized controlled studies were retained. RESULTS: Thirty-nine articles concerning 20 different diseases met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed. Different types of programs were proposed: informative, interactive, cognitive-behavioral and programs concerning self-management of the disease and the treatment. These different approaches were sometimes compared. The use of quality Internet sites made it possible to induce beneficial changes in lifestyle habits, and to diminish subjective and/or objective symptom severity in chronic invalidating diseases when used as a complement to traditional management. By using the Internet, patients were also able to improve decision-making skills to a degree that was at least as good as that obtained using traditional paper documents. CONCLUSION: The Internet is an effective complementary tool that can contribute to improving therapeutic education. Nonetheless, healthcare professionals should work with patients to create quality sites that correspond more closely to their expectations. It is also essential for learned societies such as the SOFMER to invest in therapeutic education on the Internet to make quality therapeutic education modules based on factual medical data and complying with good practices available on line.
Keywords
Humans, *Internet, *Patient Education as Topic, Self Care
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