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Abstract: TH-PO314

Implementing the PD Easy Application in Mobile Phones, Enhancing Self-Management and Communications: Pilot Study

Session Information

Category: Dialysis

  • 703 Dialysis: Peritoneal Dialysis

Author

  • Chuengsaman, Piyatida, Banphaeo-Charoenkrung PD Center, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Background

Since implementing Thai PD First Policy, we now take care 880 patients, biggest center in Thailand. Our center developed many retraining styles to capture our patient’s diversity. Now, we develop our own mobile phone application, called PDeasy. The objective is to monitor, communicate, self-educate and promote self-management. We try with first 52 volunteer patients, exploring the barriers to implement the application.

Methods

The education level and the past experiences using any other IT device, were collected. The duration before using this fluently, problems and usefulness of this application were asked. We also compared baseline and 6-month self-management score by Wilcoxon signed rank test.

Results

There were 41 patients who completed
the questionaire. The average age is 54 (min 23, max 74). The percentage of patients who use the application by themselves is 61% and 39% by their caregivers. Education level, less than 6 years, is 47%. Past experiences of using IT device is 88%. The duration to learn to use this application fluently, less than 3 days, is 83% and most can use it immediately. The self-management score comparing baseline and 6- month, is not different, as shown. 92% of the users give good satisfaction and the most useful part are the self-education and the warning system.

Conclusion

Our mobile phone PDeasy application, is user-friendly and helpful in terms of promoting self-care.

Self-Management score
Self-Management scorePointsBaseline6-monthP-value
Exchange Procedure4036.04 ±4.1336.31 ±03.730.217
Salt and water balance
Nutrition management
1612.38 ± 2.3912.33 ±2.010.115
Drug adherence1210.10 ± 2.4010.12 ±2.150.468
Self-assessment1613.04 ± 2.1012.71 ±2.380.099
Management of complication129.35 ±2.249.56 ±2.150.153
Overall9680.90 ±10.2780.84 ±8.870.488