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Using participatory action research to assist heart failure self-care amongst Indigenous Australians : a pilot study

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Bronwyn FredericksBronwyn Fredericks, R Clark, M Adams, J Atherton, S Taylor-Johnson, CJ Wu, J Howie-Esquivel, K Dracup, N Buitendyk
This paper describes the initial phases of the Fluid Watchers Pacific Rim project: a participatory action research project that involves developing and trialling an iPad app to provide monitoring and self-care for Indigenous Australians with heart failure. The development phase involved working with health experts, an IT team and Indigenous heart-failure patients through three cycles of development and critical reflection. This was followed by a small pilot study to examine the app’s effectiveness. In this paper, the researchers explain why IT-supported health education can be successful in decreasing re-hospitalisation and improving self-management skills. They describe the steps they took to ensure community participation and ownership of the project and present the findings of their pilot study. This pilot project suggests that an iPad app may be a practical and successful way to provide health-care support for Indigenous Australian heart-failure patients.

History

Volume

19

Issue

2

Start Page

40

End Page

60

Number of Pages

21

ISSN

1326-964X

Location

Toowong, Qld

Publisher

Action Learning and Action Research

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

External Author Affiliations

Australiain Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Flinders University; Kambu Medical Centre (Qld.); Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); Office of Indigenous Engagement; Queensland University of Technology; University of California, San Francisco; University of Queensland;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Action learning and action research journal.