A web application for follow-up of results from a mobile device test battery for Parkinson’s disease patients
2011 (English)In: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, ISSN 0169-2607, E-ISSN 1872-7565, Vol. 104, no 2, 219-226 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A test battery consisting of self-assessments and motor tests for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) was constructed and implemented on a hand computer with touch screen in a telemedicine setting. In this work, a Web-based system was developed to deliver decision support information to treating clinical staff for assessing PD symptoms in their patients. Test results from the hand unit are transferred to a central server and processed into scores for different symptom dimensions and an “overall test score” reflecting the overall condition of the patient during a test period. The IBM Computer System Usability Questionnaire was administered to assess the users’ satisfaction with the system. Results showed that a majority of users who completed the evaluation were quite satisfied with the usability although a sizeable minority were not. Response times were tested by simulating up to 100 users accessing the web application at the same time. The average page completion times were in the range of 0.5 seconds indicating fast response. The system was able to summarize the test-battery data and present them in a useful manner. Its main contribution is a novel way to easily access symptom information from the home environment of patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 104, no 2, 219-226 p.
Decision support, home assessment, Parkinson’s disease, telemedicine, test battery
Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology Neurology
Research subject Medical Informatics; Neurology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132633DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2011.07.017ISI: 000296945100024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132633DiVA: diva2:358655