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A web application for follow-up of results from a mobile device test battery for Parkinson's disease patients.

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Source
Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2011 Nov;104(2):219-26
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2011
Author
Mevludin Memedi
Jerker Westin
Dag Nyholm
Mark Dougherty
Torgny Groth
Author Affiliation
Department of Economy and Society, Computer Engineering, Dalarna University, Borlänge, Sweden. mmi@du.se
Source
Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2011 Nov;104(2):219-26
Date
Nov-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Internet
Parkinson Disease - physiopathology
Sweden
Abstract
This paper describes a web-based system for enabling remote monitoring of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and supporting clinicians in treating their patients. The system consists of a patient node for subjective and objective data collection based on a handheld computer, a service node for data storage and processing, and a web application for data presentation. Using statistical and machine learning methods, time series of raw data are summarized into scores for conceptual symptom dimensions and an "overall test score" providing a comprehensive profile of patient's health during a test period of about one week. The handheld unit was used quarterly or biannually by 65 patients with advanced PD for up to four years at nine clinics in Sweden. The IBM Computer System Usability Questionnaire was administered to assess nurses' satisfaction with the web application. Results showed that a majority of the nurses were quite satisfied with the usability although a sizeable minority were not. Our findings support that this system can become an efficient tool to easily access relevant symptom information from the home environment of PD patients.
PubMed ID
21872355 View in PubMed
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