The objective of the systematic review is to explore adult patients’ experiences using electronic personal health records (e-PHRs) for chronic non-communicable disease self-management.
Self-management is a key component of chronic disease management. One of the strategies to support self-management in patients with chronic disease is the use of (e-PHRs). Electronic personal health records offer patients the opportunity to actively engage with their own health information, promote continuity of care and collaboration through disease tracking, and provide patients and providers with an ongoing connection. To adopt e-PHRs and maximize any benefits for chronic disease management, they should align with patients’ values and preferences.
The review will include qualitative studies that explore the experiences of adult patients (aged 18 years and over) with a chronic non-communicable disease who have used e-PHR for the self-management of their condition. This review will consider studies conducted in any setting or country.
The systematic review will be conducted in accordance with the JBI methodology for systematic reviews of qualitative evidence, with meta-aggregation as the method of synthesis. Published studies will be searched in CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, Embase and Scopus. Gray literature will also be considered. Critical appraisal and data extraction will be conducted using the appropriate JBI tools. Extracted data will be aggregated and analyzed to produce a set of synthesized findings that could be used to develop evidence-informed recommendations for the use of e-PHRs in chronic disease self-management.
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Correspondence: Julia Eastway, Julia.Eastway@adelaide.edu.au
There is no conflict of interest in this project.
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