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Information therapy and rehabilitation

  1. 1. Information therapy and Rehabilitation -Dr. Amee A. Shah (B.P.Th.) Seth G.S.M.C. and K.E.M. Hospital
  2. 2. Information Therapy Information Therapy" is a term for supplying patients with -health information, -enabling them to make informed decisions about their health and care, -participate in their own well-being. 
  3. 3. Role of IT <ul><li>Information Therapy is the most descriptive, the richest in possible meanings and the broadest in scope. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides a patient with a sense of control and power by increasing the general public’s knowledge concerning health issues. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps inculcate a sense of responsibility in them for their own health. </li></ul><ul><li>It will assist in self care. </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease the usage of scarce health resources. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rehabilitation <ul><li>Enables patients to attain optimal function and become independent. </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Aims at- </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing risk of injury </li></ul><ul><li>Healing of an injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing recurrence of injury </li></ul>
  5. 5. Self care <ul><li>Self care  is personal health maintenance. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the important components of Rehabilitation. </li></ul><ul><li>Self care includes all health decisions people (as individuals or consumers) make for themselves and their families to get and stay  physically  and  mentally fit . </li></ul><ul><li>Self care is  </li></ul><ul><li>exercising  to maintain physical fitness and good mental health. </li></ul><ul><li>eating well </li></ul><ul><li>practicing  good hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>avoiding health hazards such as smoking  and  drinking  to prevent ill health. </li></ul><ul><li>taking care of minor ailments, long term conditions, or one’s own health after discharge from secondary and tertiary health care. </li></ul><ul><li>Observing good ergonomics to function safely and efficiently. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ergonomic principles: <ul><li>All of us could significantly reduce our risk of injury if we could adhere to the following ergonomic principles: </li></ul><ul><li>All work activities should permit the worker to adopt several different, but equally healthy and safe postures. </li></ul><ul><li>Where muscular force has to be exerted it should be done by the largest appropriate muscle groups available. </li></ul><ul><li>Work activities should be performed with the joints at about mid-point of their range of movement. This applies particularly to the head, trunk, and upper limbs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Injury Prevention
  8. 9. <ul><li>Listen to your body </li></ul><ul><li>Wear proper footwear while exercising </li></ul><ul><li>Warm up before any activity. </li></ul>
  9. 10. “ Why is Information therapy Needed?” <ul><li>We Need Improved Communication </li></ul>“… between half and four-fifths of all medical information… was forgotten instantly by the patient.” Roy P C Kessels PhD J R Soc Med 2003; 96:219-222
  10. 11. <ul><li>Patient- </li></ul><ul><li>If you please us, we will come”…. </li></ul><ul><li>“ and if you don’t, we won’t” </li></ul><ul><li>How you can please a patient: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing more information, </li></ul><ul><li>Lower the medical costs, </li></ul><ul><li>Providing Better services. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Information Therapy Strategies <ul><li>Patient Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>After Visit Summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Prep </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth Campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Coaches </li></ul>
  12. 13. Application <ul><li>Rather than the end of an encounter, Patient Information therapy should be the start of a process. </li></ul><ul><li>It Prescription Pads with check-off boxes. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Print-to-Web approaches through books and handouts. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Encourage people to start with the Web.
  15. 17. <ul><li>Wall Charts with recommended URLs. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Conclusion We can solve neither the cost nor quality problem without information therapy and engage the consumer.
  17. 19. Thank you