Shewbridge, R.A., Mentis, H.M., Pharr, C.D., Powell, S., Fishman, P., Armstrong, M., & Shulman, L. (2014). Getting in Sync: Health and Digital Literacy in Patient Deep Brain Stimulation Device Use. AMIA Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH).
Abstract: With the growing number of mobile health devices, a description of the factors that lead to adoption and use of these personal health devices is needed. We observed and recorded 11 routine deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming appointments. We found an overall lack of health literacy surrounding DBS as well as a lack of digital literacy in patients’ ability to use their DBS Patient Programmer to modify their DBS settings. These two factors led to patient disuse of their programming device outside of the clinical setting. This paper’s contribution is to present this relationship and suggest ways we can better facilitate patients in gaining both health and digital literacy.
Here is a link to the full paper: Getting in Sync: Health and Digital Literacy in Patient Deep Brain Stimulation Device Use.
2015 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges — Northeastern Region (CCSCNE)
Clark University Academic Spree Day 2015
I presented my DBS Parkinson’s research at both the CCSCNE conference and Clark University’s Academic Spree Day, which is a forum for undergraduate students to present their research.