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IJIET 2014 Vol.4(1): 71-75 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.372

Distance Education and Social Learning in e-Health

P. Di Bitonto, F. Di Tria, T. Roselli, V. Rossano, and F. Berni

Abstract—In the context of chronic diseases, in order to guarantee a good quality of life, education is as important as the patient's adherence to a specific therapy. Learning and training processes in these contexts has a dual purpose, on the one hand, to make the patient empowered in order to allow him to recognize the behaviors that might compromise her/his health and, secondly, to train non-specialist medical and paramedical staffs on the procedures for diagnosis and patients follow-up to provide an high quality service. In this context the UBICARE project aims at creating a system that favors the de-hospitalization of patients suffering from peritoneal dialysis and chronic heart failure. The paper describes how the e-learning can be fruitful for patient and medical staff training.

Index Terms—Distance education, social learning, e-health.

The authors are with Department of Computer Science, University of Bari, Via Orabona, 4, 70125 Bari, Italy (e-mail: dibitonto@di.uniba.it, francesco.ditria@uniba.it, teresa.roselli@uniba.it, veronica.rossano@uniba.it, flora.berni@uniba.it).


Cite: P. Di Bitonto, F. Di Tria, T. Roselli, V. Rossano, and F. Berni, "Distance Education and Social Learning in e-Health," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 71-75, 2014.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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