Getting Better Together? Opportunities and Limitations for Technology-Facilitated Social Support in Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Proceedings titleInternational perspectives in health informatics
Series titleStudies in Health Technology and Informatics; Volume 164
ConferenceInternational Conference: Information Technology and Communications in health (ITCH 2011), Victoria, British Columbia, February 24-27, 2011
SubjectSocial support; cardiac rehabilitation; computer-mediated communication
AbstractSocial support has long been positively correlated with cardiac outcomes. However, sources of tension surrounding peer-involvement in the period following acute cardiac events are well documented. Informed by a previous study of patient perspectives of peer-involvement in cardiac rehabilitation, this paper draws from the cardiac and computing literature to provide actionable insights into how technology could be designed to promote appropriate peerinvolvement and the challenges that may be faced when designing technologies to support the unsupported.
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PublisherIOS Press
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Institute for Information Technology
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NPARC number16335075
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