A systematic literature review

Theme Group: Improving care

Sub Theme: Digital care

Status: Active

Project overview:

The use of e-health platforms is expanding rapidly, but their promise of more efficient and effective healthcare will not be realised if the user experience is poor and people fail to use them, or if their success is measured through outcomes which do not reflect service-user value. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken to identify the range of digital tools in use across neurological conditions, their underling functionality and salient clinical outcomes. The review highlighted important factors including user-friendliness, interactivity, design principles, and information provision across range of long-term conditions.

A Comprehensive Literature Search of Digital Health Technology Use in Neurological Conditions: Review of Digital Tools to Promote Self-management and Support - Journal of Medical Internet Research

John Spreadbury, Alex Young, Christopher Kipps

The use of digital health technology to promote and deliver post diagnostic care in neurological conditions is becoming increasingly common. However, the range of digital tools available across different neurological...


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Professor Chris Kipps

Role: Consultant Neurologist

Chris is a Consultant Neurologist with subspecialty interest in behavioural neurology and cognitive disorders, and Professor of Clinical Neurology and Dementia at University Hospital Southampton and the University of Southampton. He leads the Cognitive Disorders service at the Wessex Neurological Centre.

Chris is Clinical Director for Research and Development at...

Dr John Spreadbury

Role: Senior Research Fellow

John is a senior research fellow within the NIHR ARC Wessex, Ageing and Dementia Theme, based in the Faculty of Medicine at University Hospital Southampton.

John’s research interests include digital health technology in the context of long-term neurological conditions and neurodegenerative diseases, young-onset dementia care and psychosocial experiences, and psychosocial measurement...

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