Translated Titles

A Study of the Telecare Support System Demand and itsFluctuation among Diabetics




周歆凱(Hsin-Kai Chou);林怡君(I-Chun Lin);蔡明足(Ming-Tsu Tsai);翁林仲(Lin-Chung Woung)

Key Words

遠距照護支援系統 ; 科技介入與支援 ; 決策支援系統 ; 糖尿病 ; Telecare Support System ; IT Intervention and Supporting ; Decision Support System ; Diabetics



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

20卷3期(2011 / 12 / 01)

Page #

21 - 39

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Due to advancements in information technology over recent years, diabetics can now receive medical services at the comfort of their own homes with the help of telecare support systems. Through real-time updates of physiological signal measurements any deviation from previous results linked to abnormality can be quickly detected. Via the same platform medical staff members are able to interact with patients, as well as offer decision supports and self-care advices. This research aims at understanding the demand among diabetics for different functions available within the telecare support system. It also intends to provide an in-depth analysis of demand fluctuation related to patient characteristic. A cross-section survey is adopted to look at the sample of 54 diabetics collected at a diabetes education clinic belonging to a regional hospital in Taipei. The results showed that the most demanded function of the system is ”online education (e-learning) ”, followed by ”health management recommendations”, ”online medical consultation”, ”online medical service application”, ”online survey”, ”physiological signal measurement record search” and ”physiological signal data access/upload”. Besides, ”patient profile” and ”health status” are two factors confirmed with statistical significance to have influences on a patient's system demands. From the perspective of technological innovation diffusion, this research also concluded related facilitators and inhibitors, providing system developers, innovation service providers and telecare system operators the reference of development targets and investment roadmap.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 醫院管理與醫事行政
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