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Strategies for the Education of Diabetic Patients on the World Wide Web Part I. K C LUN <[email protected]> Associate Professor, Dept of Community Medicine Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Informatics Director, Medical Informatics Programme National University of Singapore.

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strategies for the education of diabetic patients on the world wide web part i

Strategies for the Education of Diabetic Patients on the World Wide WebPart I

K C LUN

<[email protected]>

Associate Professor, Dept of Community Medicine

Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Informatics

Director, Medical Informatics Programme

National University of Singapore

the internet a huge repository of health information
The Internet - a huge repository of health information

A recent study shows that 60% of consumers in the USA get their health information from the Internet

feb 99 asian edition of businessweek
Feb 99 Asian Edition of Businessweek

Number of Internet users in 11 Asian countries will hit 10 million by end 1999 and 30 million by 2002

strategies for diabetic patient education on the world wide web
Strategies for Diabetic Patient Education on the World Wide Web
  • Health information from Web Portals
    • Text-based e.g. Frequently-Asked Questions
    • Multimedia-based e.g. Health Education Videos
  • Newsletters and Electronic Journals
  • Discussion Groups, Interactive Forum and Support Groups
  • Virtual Patient
  • Distance Education
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Health ONE: A strategic joint project between the NUS Medical Informatics Program and the National Computer Board

Connect to Health ONE

health one information available in english chinese and malay in text audio and video

Health ONE reaches out to the public and healthcare professionals via interactive multimedia web applications as well as multilingualism to promote health and education

Health One information available in English,Chinese and Malay in text, audio and video
new paradigm in patient education the virtual patient
New Paradigm in Patient Education: The Virtual Patient

using gaming technique to promote patient education

the tamagotchi electronic pet
The Tamagotchi Electronic Pet

Can this electronic virtual pet be usefully applied to medicine?

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virtual patient modeled on the tamagotchi
Virtual patient modeled on the tamagotchi

Research Goal:

Build a website that allows users to learn management of a disease by looking after a virtual patient afflicted with a particular medical condition.

Proper management results in control of condition and eventually improvement.

Kasou Kanjya or Kkanjya

- Japanese for “Virtual Patient”

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virtual patient modeled on the tamagotchi15
Virtual patient modeled on the tamagotchi

Research Goal:

Build a website that allows users to learn management of a disease by looking after a virtual patient afflicted with a particular medical condition.

Improper management results in deterioration of patient’s condition.

Kasou Kanjya or Kkanjya

- Japanese for “Virtual Patient”

the many faces of kkanjya an insulin dependent diabetic18
The many faces of Kkanjya- an insulin-dependent diabetic

My diabetes is under control.

Thank you for taking good care of me

game design
Game Design
  • Three levels of play (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Scoring based on:
    • Patient’s adherence to dietary restrictions
    • Strict adherence to insulin regime
  • Score of 2 - caloric and insulin intake fall within normal range
  • Score of 1 - Outside the normal range but within the stipulated upper and lower bounds
  • Score of 0 - Outside the stipulated upper and lower bounds
game runs on accelerated time clock
Game runs on accelerated time clock

1 virtual day =

15 mins real-time

logic engine scores player based on
Logic engine scores player based on:
  • timely insulin injections
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Logic engine scores player based on:
  • glucometer readings based on dietary
  • caloric intake
flow chart

User registration

Flow Chart

User login with password

  • Plays with virtual patient
  • Administers insulin
  • Feeds patient

Outcome

Store user’s login name,

password and play level, date

of last transaction

Store user transactions

Store criteria and scoring system for each level of play

SQL database

the health education module
The Health Education Module

Digital training videos delivered in real-time using streaming technology

  • Glucometer module:
  • calibration of glucometer
  • measurement of blood glucose
  • obtaining reading from glucometer
  • Insulin module:
  • proper way to administer insulin using traditional fine needle
  • NOVOPEN III
health education significance of the diabetic virtual patient
Health Education Significanceof the Diabetic Virtual Patient
  • Teaches the importance of medication compliance to patients
  • Educates patients and the public on the management of diabetes
  • Training videos teaches them on proper procedure to administer insulin and calibration and use of glucometer
strategies for the education of diabetic patients on the world wide web

Strategies for the Education of Diabetic Patients on the World Wide Web

To be continued …

Please view Part II

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