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A patient and public involvement group study on the usability of the MYJOINTPAIN.ORG website

A patient and public involvement group study on the usability of the MYJOINTPAIN.ORG website
A patient and public involvement group study on the usability of the MYJOINTPAIN.ORG website
Background: There are an estimated 4.7 million with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and 2.1 million with hip osteoarthritis in the United Kingdom. Resources to manage OA within the National Health Service are limited. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines advocate education and self-management for all people with osteoarthritis. Most recently E-health programmes via the internet are being used to deliver health services and information. . Arthritis Australia & Osteoarthritis Research Society International developed Myjointpain.org to support Australians in self-managing hip and/or knee joint pain. There is currently no equivalent UK e-health resource.. This study explored the attitudes, facilitators and barriers towards using e-health by people self-managing hip/knee OA in the UK.
Method: A qualitative design using semi-structured telephone interviews was used. Patient and public involvement (PPI) members were recruited via Nottingham City Hospital. PPI members were included if they had Hip and/or Knee joint pain and internet access. Each PPI member was provided with an information sheet and consent form. All consenting members received a link to the Myjointpain,org website and given XX days to practice using the programme. Participants were then contacted for a telephone interview. The interviews were transcribed and a six step thematic analysis used. This included (1) Reading/re-reading of transcript, (2) Coding interesting features of data, (3) Categorising codes into potential themes/subthemes, (4) Reviewing themes, (5) Defining themes, (6) Producing final report. Themes identified were independently verified.

Results:. Twelve PPI members wre recruited and contributed to telephone interviews. Overall PPI members were open to using an e-health initiative to self-manage their joint pain; Facilitators that encouraged PPI members to use Myjointpain.org included: . the interactive nature of the e-health programme; the personalised action plan, and participatns’ preceived trustworthiness of the content of the website. ,However excess information was reported as a barrier of use, as well as finding time to use the website due to busy lifestyles. The use of email/telephone prompting was thought may help people better engage with on line self management programmes. ..

Conclusion PPI members with hip and /or knee OA in the UK report that they are receptive and open to considering using the Myjointpain.org web based e learning self management programme. Such an approach that emphasises personalised and interactive aspects to facilitate self management helps promote engagement with self management. Prompting is helpful in maintaining engagement (e.g. via e-mail) and provision of too much information may prevent people from engaging with the programme. Myjointpain.org presents an exciting opportunity for e-health strategies for people with arthritis in the UK.
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Algeo, Naomi, Adams, Jo, Hunter, David, Cahill, Ainslie and Dickson, Chris (2015) A patient and public involvement group study on the usability of the MYJOINTPAIN.ORG website. Rheumatology, 54 (S1), p.i105.

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Background: There are an estimated 4.7 million with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and 2.1 million with hip osteoarthritis in the United Kingdom. Resources to manage OA within the National Health Service are limited. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines advocate education and self-management for all people with osteoarthritis. Most recently E-health programmes via the internet are being used to deliver health services and information. . Arthritis Australia & Osteoarthritis Research Society International developed Myjointpain.org to support Australians in self-managing hip and/or knee joint pain. There is currently no equivalent UK e-health resource.. This study explored the attitudes, facilitators and barriers towards using e-health by people self-managing hip/knee OA in the UK.
Method: A qualitative design using semi-structured telephone interviews was used. Patient and public involvement (PPI) members were recruited via Nottingham City Hospital. PPI members were included if they had Hip and/or Knee joint pain and internet access. Each PPI member was provided with an information sheet and consent form. All consenting members received a link to the Myjointpain,org website and given XX days to practice using the programme. Participants were then contacted for a telephone interview. The interviews were transcribed and a six step thematic analysis used. This included (1) Reading/re-reading of transcript, (2) Coding interesting features of data, (3) Categorising codes into potential themes/subthemes, (4) Reviewing themes, (5) Defining themes, (6) Producing final report. Themes identified were independently verified.

Results:. Twelve PPI members wre recruited and contributed to telephone interviews. Overall PPI members were open to using an e-health initiative to self-manage their joint pain; Facilitators that encouraged PPI members to use Myjointpain.org included: . the interactive nature of the e-health programme; the personalised action plan, and participatns’ preceived trustworthiness of the content of the website. ,However excess information was reported as a barrier of use, as well as finding time to use the website due to busy lifestyles. The use of email/telephone prompting was thought may help people better engage with on line self management programmes. ..

Conclusion PPI members with hip and /or knee OA in the UK report that they are receptive and open to considering using the Myjointpain.org web based e learning self management programme. Such an approach that emphasises personalised and interactive aspects to facilitate self management helps promote engagement with self management. Prompting is helpful in maintaining engagement (e.g. via e-mail) and provision of too much information may prevent people from engaging with the programme. Myjointpain.org presents an exciting opportunity for e-health strategies for people with arthritis in the UK.

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Published date: 28 April 2015
Organisations: Physical & Rehabilitation Health

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Local EPrints ID: 376665
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376665
ISSN: 1462-0324
PURE UUID: 9dc088a2-9dc9-4323-b413-501869f0b61c
ORCID for Jo Adams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1765-7060

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Date deposited: 13 May 2015 14:17
Last modified: 18 May 2019 00:38

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Author: Naomi Algeo
Author: Jo Adams ORCID iD
Author: David Hunter
Author: Ainslie Cahill
Author: Chris Dickson

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