August 18, 2022

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UiA collaborates with The Clinic of Southern Norway to create a electronic remedy for HIV sufferers

The HIV medications in use now are really efficient, and confront-to-face follow-up consultations in hospitals are unneeded for a massive section of the individual team. Having said that, there is no digital choice, and this pilot project will remedy that. The electronic alternate will be a complement to the cure delivered in hospitals, and this will be the initially entirely digital remedy present for HIV individuals in Norway.

Help from the Regional Exploration Fund

The Clinic of Southern Norway will acquire the electronic option in a pilot project called ‘Digitalt pasientforløp’ (digital affected person treatment pathway). UiA collaborates with the clinic on investigate and enhancement things to do associated to the job. The investigate and advancement things to do, referred to as DIGPAS, have been given NOK 300,000 from the Regional Study Fund (RFF) Agder.

Via the pilot undertaking, researchers are seeking to get greater insight into the patients’ wants and anticipations of a digital affected person treatment pathway, develop a co-generation methodology to make sure user participation, and take a look at how clients knowledge working with electronic answers. Individuals will be interviewed and invited to co-creation workshops together with person team reps, overall health pros, builders, and researchers.

The Section of Health and fitness and Nursing Science and the Centre for e-well being at UiA are collaborating in the pilot undertaking. The investigate group is composed of Affiliate Professor Hege Mari Johnsen, Postdoctoral Analysis Fellow Ellen Ersfjord, Affiliate Professor Santiago Martinez, Assistant Professor Anita Øgård-Repåland, Assistant Professor Susanne Aune Solaas.

Want to carry alongside one another scientists to larger job

The target of the DIGPAS pilot job is also to develop a more substantial undertaking in link with SSHF’s top quality and modernization task (KOM).

In this much larger undertaking, the purpose is to deliver alongside one another researchers from a amount of colleges and departments at UiA to be certain a substantial diploma of interdisciplinarity.

The quality and modernization project consists of five modules. Module 1 is about acquiring person-managed care pathways. In module 2, a database of skilled people will be designed to give an overview of patients who can supply voluntary help for other patients with a very similar sickness/problem. In module 3, a peer software will be executed in which individuals are presented peer support as portion of their treatment strategy. Module 4 involves the employment of consumer gurus in clinics, which usually means that patients with ailment practical experience will be the kinds who administer the peer method. Module 5 is about building electronic affected individual care pathways.

Challenge Manager Hege-Mari Johnsen states that researchers at UiA are welcome to get in contact if they are intrigued in getting included in a single of the task modules.