Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly prevalent and disabling condition, specially in rural areas, due to the economic, social and environmental determinants that impact health and disability in these regions. Furthermore, in terms of accessibility to services, rural areas are at a disadvantage in comparison with urban areas, where accessing services beyond the basics is within reach. Due to barriers associated with isolation, residents in rural areas face greater difficulties in having an appointment with healthcare professionals and even the recognition of the need to seek this care, due to the long-standing consequences of the diagnosis. Exercise and education programs represent core interventions for the management of knee OA and digital technologies have been used to disseminate these programs, with favorable outcomes. Nevertheless, individuals that live in rural areas may have difficulty in accessing these kinds of programs, which can increase segregation and inequity in healthcare. Sou+ aims to create a solution that engages patients, social entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, health institutions and the community in the mission of successful implementation of an innovative program for patients with knee osteoarthritis in rural areas.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Procedia Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
|Event||2022 International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, CENTERIS 2022 - International Conference on Project MANagement, ProjMAN 2022 and International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, HCist 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 9 Nov 2022 → 11 Nov 2022
- Exercise and edcuational programs
- Knee osteoarthritis