Co-designing a digital solution using PROMs for people with dementia

Kernaghan, David and Maguire, Roma and Egan, Kieren (2020) Co-designing a digital solution using PROMs for people with dementia. In: Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) 2020 Conference, 2020-09-07.

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PROMs are medical questionnaires used to assess and monitor a patient’s condition and quality of life from their own perspective. Routinely completed by patients during treatment PROMs are an effective way to e measure success, influence future decision making and give patients a voice on the care they receive. While PROMs have seen increased use & success in various healthcare fields, traditional PROMs can be challenging for People with Dementia. One possible way to improve PROMs is the use of the Intelligent Virtual Assistants, devices that allow users to communicate, interact and respond using a variety of different ways such as Text, Voice and Visuals. This approach gives users more ways to communicate their PROMs, collect them instantly and adapt to patients changing needs