Outcomes of Clinicians, Caregivers, Family Members and Adults with Spina Bifida Regarding Receptivity to use of the iMHere mHealth Solution to Promote Wellness

  • Andrea D. Fairman University of Pittsburgh
  • Brad E. Dicianno Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nicole Datt School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Amanda Garver Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bambang Parmanto Department of Health and Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Michael McCue Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gather information regarding the receptivity of clinicians, caregivers and family members, and adults with spina bifida (SB) to the use of a mHealth application, iMobile Health and Rehabilitation (iMHere) system. Surveys were administered to end user groups in conjunction with a conference presentation at the Spina Bifida Association’s 38th Annual Conference. The survey results were obtained from a total of 107 respondents. Likert scale and qualitative results are provided in consideration of future application of the iMHere system in clinical practice. The results of this survey indicate respondents were receptive and supportive with regard to adopting such a system for personal and professional use. Challenges likely to be encountered in the introduction of the iMHere system are also revealed and discussed.

  

Author Biographies

Andrea D. Fairman, University of Pittsburgh

Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Brad E. Dicianno, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Nicole Datt, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Amanda Garver, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Bambang Parmanto, Department of Health and Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael McCue, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Published
2013-06-11
How to Cite
Fairman, A. D., Dicianno, B. E., Datt, N., Garver, A., Parmanto, B., & McCue, M. (2013). Outcomes of Clinicians, Caregivers, Family Members and Adults with Spina Bifida Regarding Receptivity to use of the iMHere mHealth Solution to Promote Wellness. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5195/ijt.2013.6116
Section
Research