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A Systematic Review of Internet-based Self-Management Interventions for Youth with Health Conditions

A Systematic Review of Internet-based Self-Management Interventions for Youth with Health Conditions Objective Critically appraise research evidence on effectiveness of internet self-management interventions on health outcomes in youth with health conditions. Methods Published studies of internet interventions in youth with health conditions were evaluated. Electronic searches were conducted in EBM Reviews-Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsychINFO. Two reviewers independently selected articles for review and assessed methodological quality. Of 29 published articles on internet interventions; only nine met the inclusion criteria and were included in analysis. Results While outcomes varied greatly between studies, symptoms improved in internet interventions compared to control conditions in seven of nine studies. There was conflicting evidence regarding disease-specific knowledge and quality of life, and evidence was limited regarding decreases in health care utilization. Conclusions There are the beginnings of an evidence base that self-management interventions delivered via the internet improve selected outcomes in certain childhood illnesses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pediatric Psychology Oxford University Press

A Systematic Review of Internet-based Self-Management Interventions for Youth with Health Conditions

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Oxford University Press
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© The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oxfordjournals.org
ISSN
0146-8693
eISSN
1465-735X
DOI
10.1093/jpepsy/jsn115
pmid
19029142
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Abstract

Objective Critically appraise research evidence on effectiveness of internet self-management interventions on health outcomes in youth with health conditions. Methods Published studies of internet interventions in youth with health conditions were evaluated. Electronic searches were conducted in EBM Reviews-Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsychINFO. Two reviewers independently selected articles for review and assessed methodological quality. Of 29 published articles on internet interventions; only nine met the inclusion criteria and were included in analysis. Results While outcomes varied greatly between studies, symptoms improved in internet interventions compared to control conditions in seven of nine studies. There was conflicting evidence regarding disease-specific knowledge and quality of life, and evidence was limited regarding decreases in health care utilization. Conclusions There are the beginnings of an evidence base that self-management interventions delivered via the internet improve selected outcomes in certain childhood illnesses.

Journal

Journal of Pediatric PsychologyOxford University Press

Published: Jun 23, 2009

Keywords: adolescent child chronic illness internet self-management

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