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Teens and the Internet: Using Health Technology to Improve the Transition Process for Adolescents with Chronic Illnesses

Teens and the Internet: Using Health Technology to Improve the Transition Process for Adolescents with Chronic Illnesses

Speaker:

  • Peter Chira, MD

The use of the Internet in healthcare information and management is burgeoning. At this RIP seminar, Dr. Chira will report the results of a survey on computer and Internet use in teens with rheumatic diseases and their willingness to participate in an online chat room support group. He and his colleagues have also pilot-tested the use of an online chat room as a means of increasing disease understanding, patient interaction, and potential effect on improving the transition process and patient quality of life.

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