Changing Moods: How Manual Tracking by Family Caregivers Improves Caring and Family Communication

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025843

論文アブストラクト:Previous research on healthcare technologies has shown how health tracking promotes desired behavior changes and effective health management. However, little is known about how the family caregivers' use of tracking technologies impacts the patient-caregiver relationship in the home. In this paper, we explore how health-tracking technologies could be designed to support family caregivers cope better with a depressed family member. Based on an interview study, we designed a simple tracking tool called Family Mood and Care Tracker (FMCT) and deployed it for six weeks in the homes of 14 family caregivers who were caring for a depressed family member. FMCT is a tracking tool designed specifically for family caregivers to record their caregiving activities and patient's conditions. Our findings demonstrate how caregivers used it to better understand the illness and cope with depressed family members. We also show how our tool improves family communication, despite the initial concerns about patient-caregiver conflicts.

日本語のまとめ:

家族介護者用の記録アプリ。うつ病患者の健康状態を、介護者の手で記録することにより、介護者の病状への理解が深まり、介護内容が改善された。また、介護者が患者に病状を尋ねることにより、患者とのコミュニケーションも改善した。

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