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Developing a FACETS digital toolkit.

Pulman, A., Thomas, P., Jiang, N., Dogan, H., Pretty, K., Passmore, D., Fairbanks, B. and Thomas, S., 2019. Developing a FACETS digital toolkit. In: MS Frontiers 2019, 4-5 July 2019, Bath, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Fatigue is a highly debilitating symptom experienced by the majority of people with MS and third in the James Lind Alliance ‘Top 10’ research priorities. Over 1500 people with MS in the UK have received FACETS, a group-based fatigue management programme, shown to be effective in a national multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Homework tasks are integral to FACETS, enabling strategies learned to be translated into everyday life. A recommendation from a consultation we undertook with people with MS and healthcare professionals about online delivery models was for the homework elements to be made available as a suite of mobile apps, enabling on-the-go use, real-time symptom monitoring and reminders. We are currently developing this toolkit – for use alone or in combination with FACETS – for Android, with ongoing input from people with MS. We describe progress to date (including scoping, card sorting, wire-framing and usability testing phases), challenges encountered and what’s next.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:FACETS; multiple sclerosis; fatigue management; mobile health; telemedicine; fatigue
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:32492
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:04 Jul 2019 12:47
Last Modified:04 Jul 2019 12:47

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