Children and Adolescents, Home care, eHealth, Implementation

Research projects on development, evaluation and implementation of home care to children and adolescents to support the children and their families.

A research project by RN, MSc, PhD, Clinical researcher and nurse specialist, Associate professor Helena Hansson

The primary research project in 2019-2022 have the aim to develop and test an eHealth intervention with the goal to ensure safety, continuity and quality of care of children and adolescents with home infusion therapy, and self-management of parents and adolescents.  

Intravenous infusion therapy to children and adolescents with long-term illness (LTI) at home is an increasingly important area as home care supports the children and their families’ quality of life. Having a child with LTI implies that parents manage several treatment and care tasks of their child at the hospital and at home.

Studies have shown that parents may be anxious if they lack knowledge about medical and nursing tasks, and do not receive adequate support. In this research, children and adolescents with LTI receive home infusion therapy by a portable pump with limited assistance from an outreaching team. 

The overall aim is to develop and test an eHealth intervention with the goal to ensure safety, continuity and quality of care of children with home infusion therapy and self-management of parents.  






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