Print Email Facebook Twitter An empowerment-based approach to developing innovative e-health tools for self-management Title An empowerment-based approach to developing innovative e-health tools for self-management Author Alpay, L. van der Boog, P. Dumaij, A. Publication year 2011 Abstract E-health is seen as an important technological tool in achieving self-management; however, there is little evidence of how effective e-health is for self-management. Example tools remain experimental and there is limited knowledge yet about the design, use, and effects of this class of tools. By way of introducing a new view on the development of e-health tools dedicated to self-management we aim to contribute to the discussion for further research in this area. Our assumption is that patient empowerment is an important mechanism of e-health self-management and we suggest incorporating it within the development of self-management tools. Important components of empowerment selected from literature are: communication, education and health literacy, information, self-care, decision aids and contact with fellow patients. All components require skills of both patients and the physicians. In this discussion paper we propose how the required skills can be used to specify effective self-management tools. © 2011 The Author(s). Subject HumanLS - Life StyleBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthHealthy Livinge-healthempowermentmechanismself-managementskill To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:dbd19746-b335-49cc-a159-e2c75ab3ee2f DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458211420089 TNO identifier 445712 ISSN 1460-4582 Source Health Informatics Journal, 17 (4), 247-255 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.