Use of technology for educating melanoma patients

Nicole Marble, Lois J. Loescher, Kyung Hee Lim, Heather Hiscox

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Abstract

We evaluated the feasibility of using technology for melanoma patient education in a clinic setting. We assessed technology skill level and preferences for education. Data were collected using an adapted version of the Use of Technology Survey. Most participants owned a computer and DVD player and were skilled in the use of these devices, along with Internet and e-mail. Participants preferred the option of using in-clinic and at-home technology versus in-clinic only use. Computer and DVD applications were preferred because they were familiar and convenient. Using technology for patient education intervention is a viable option; however, patients' skill level and preferences for technology should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Educational technology
  • Melanoma
  • Patient education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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