Table 1

Structure of the e-health intervention [17]

Tool

Content

Involved stakeholders


1. Compose a work reintegration plan

■ Tool to compose a detailed reintegration plan with adaptations for work if necessary.

➢ Patient, Employer, OP

2. Resume normal activities

■ Tool to compose detailed advice about when normal (private) activities can be carried out again

➢ Patient, family

3. Evaluate complications

■ Estimate severity and consequences of a complication

➢ Patient, gynaecologist

4. Recovery Monitor

■ Monitoring recovery and offering assistance when relevant

➢ Patient

5. Satisfaction with recommendations

■ Evaluation and explanation of convalescence recommendations

➢ Patient

6. Satisfaction with the recovery process

■ Evaluation of satisfaction with recovery and reintegration process. Provision of advice regarding which care provider(s) to approach to receive appropriate help, when relevant.

➢ Patient

7. Invite Employer

■ Invite employer for (anonymous) section of the website which includes video (see below) and recommendations

➢ Patient, Employer

8. Video

■ Illustrate common pitfalls during the peri-operative and reintegration period

➢ Patient, employer, gynaecologist

9. Recommendations for employee

■ Advice for a successful reintegration

➢ Patient

10. Recommendations for employer

■ Advice for appropriate involvement regarding employee during the peri-operative and reintegration period

➢ Employer

11. Frequently asked questions

■ Extensive list of answers and pictures to most frequently asked questions

➢ Patient

12. Glossary

■ Explanation of most frequently used medical terms

➢ Patient

13. Forum

■ Ability to interact in public or through private messages with other patients

➢ Patient

14. Links to other websites

■ Relevant websites concerning the peri-operative and reintegration period

➢ Patient

15. Guidelines

■ Well-defined convalescence recommendations after hysterectomy and laparoscopic adnexal surgery

➢ Gynaecologists


Structure of the e-health intervention to empower gynaecological patients during the peri-operative period, including return to normal activities and work

Vonk Noordegraaf et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:29   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-29

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