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2. Materials and Methods
- Renew your prescriptions and book appointments at the health care centre on the Internet,
- Receive SMS appointment reminders;
- Receive advice from the online Medical Counselling Service;
- Contact health care staff by email;
- Take your blood pressure, ECGs, and blood tests at home by yourself and send the results via the Internet to the health care centre;
- Talk to health care staff about your test results using a web camera”.
- Be in constant contact with a health professional via sensors that will alert your health care centre if they detect any problems with a measured value;
- Track your fitness improvement by measuring walking distance, pulse, and blood pressure automatically;
- Recognize people and receive assistance in remembering their names with the help of special spectacles;
- Wear a personal safety alarm that can determine your exact position in the event of a fall outdoors that requires assistance;
- Use a walking stick that shows you the way;
- Use sensors in your shoes to obtain better balance”.
2.4. Data Analysis
4.1. The Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Readiness for eHealth Services
4.2. PIADS Scale as A Predictor for Readiness of eHealth
4.3. Methodological Considerations
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|Variable||Present 1 Md (q1, q3) 3||Future 2 Md (q1, q3) 3||p-Value|
|Total score (n = 147/150)||0.81 (0.27, 1.23)||1.00 (0.46, 1.54)||<0.001|
|Adaptability sub-score (n = 150/150)||0.84 (0.34, 1.50)||1.17 (0.50, 1.83)||<0.001|
|Competence sub-score (n = 149/150)||0.75 (0.29, 1.34)||1.00 (0.42, 1.52)||0.002|
|Self-esteem sub-score (n = 149/150)||0.75 (0.13, 1.13)||0.88 (0.38, 1.50)||0.001|
|Independent Variable||Mean Rank Difference||rs||p-Value|
|Living alone/together with someone||−7.9||0.292|
|Self-rated health (VAS 0–100)||0.110||0.184|
|Independent Variable||Mean Rank Difference||rs||p-Value|
|Living alone/together with someone||−4.0||0.600|
|Self-rated health (VAS 0–100)||0.186||0.022|
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