An Informal Carer Hub to support carers looking after COPD patients in UK and Netherlands

Drishty Sobnath, Nada Philip

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Abstract

In the UK, about 3 million people live with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Informal carers such as family and friends play a vital role in promoting well-being among older adults suffering from COPD. However, difficulties experienced by caregivers are increasing and affecting their quality of life. New technologies and innovations such as m- health have the potential in reducing the burden of these carers. In this paper, we propose an Informal Carer Hub (ICH), which is part of the WELCOME EU project to help informal carers better manage COPD patients in 2 Euro- pean countries: The United Kingdom and The Netherlands. The acceptability of the system has been tested by making use of a modified version of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM 3). The aim of this study was to ensure that the proposed informal carer application is easy to learn, effective to use and acceptable from the informal carers’ perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications INDIA (2018)
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Volume1014
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-9920-6
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-9919-0
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2019

Publication series

Name Frontiers in Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Publisher Springer
Volume1014

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    Sobnath, D., & Philip, N. (2019). An Informal Carer Hub to support carers looking after COPD patients in UK and Netherlands. In 5th International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications INDIA (2018) (Vol. 1014). ( Frontiers in Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1014). Springer Singapore.