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International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH)
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International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH)

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Hang Yue (Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 7 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2156-1818|EISSN: 2156-180X|DOI: 10.4018/IJUDH
Out of print.
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Published: Jul 1, 2018
DOI: 10.4018/IJUDH.2018070101
Volume 8
Elena Graziani, Fausto Petrini
This article reviews empirical studies from 2008 to 2017 on the effects of participating in online communities. The review uses three databases: PubMed, Scopus and ScienceDirect. The criteria are... Show More
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Graziani, Elena, and Fausto Petrini. "Online Communities. Benefits and Risks: A Literature Review." vol.8, no.2 2018: pp.1-13.


Graziani, E. & Petrini, F. (2018). Online Communities. Benefits and Risks: A Literature Review. , 8(2), 1-13.


Graziani, Elena, and Fausto Petrini. "Online Communities. Benefits and Risks: A Literature Review," 8, no.2: 1-13.

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Published: Jul 1, 2018
DOI: 10.4018/IJUDH.2018070102
Volume 8
Eileen O'Donnell, Liam O'Donnell
The diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) will come as an unwelcome surprise to most people. Within a short period of time, the person will have to come to understand and manage this chronic illness.... Show More
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O'Donnell, Eileen, and Liam O'Donnell. "A Review of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): To Assist Patients' and Carers' Understanding of This Condition." vol.8, no.2 2018: pp.14-45.


O'Donnell, E. & O'Donnell, L. (2018). A Review of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): To Assist Patients' and Carers' Understanding of This Condition. , 8(2), 14-45.


O'Donnell, Eileen, and Liam O'Donnell. "A Review of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): To Assist Patients' and Carers' Understanding of This Condition," 8, no.2: 14-45.

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Published: Jul 1, 2018
DOI: 10.4018/IJUDH.2018070103
Volume 8
Saranya Vasanthamani
The wireless body area network (WBAN) which consists of wearable or implantable sensor nodes, is a technology that enables pervasive observing and delivery of health related information and... Show More
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Vasanthamani, Saranya. "A Study on Lifetime Enhancement and Reliability in Wearable Wireless Body Area Networks." vol.8, no.2 2018: pp.46-59.


Vasanthamani, S. (2018). A Study on Lifetime Enhancement and Reliability in Wearable Wireless Body Area Networks. , 8(2), 46-59.


Vasanthamani, Saranya. "A Study on Lifetime Enhancement and Reliability in Wearable Wireless Body Area Networks," 8, no.2: 46-59.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
The International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH) is a refereed, applied research journal designed to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of clinical problem solving in healthcare. The term "user" includes health professionals as well as patients and anyone who uses the web... Show More
Mission & Scope:
The primary objective of the International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH) is to provide a global forum for researchers and practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice of user-driven learning in healthcare and other disciplines. The emphasis here is on learning through clinical problem solving. The secondary objective of this journal is to develop a comprehensive framework of... Show More
  • Asynchronous computer mediated communication in healthcare to generate persistent clinical encounters
  • Bridging the gap between what we know and what is knowable in clinical practice
  • Case studies in clinical problem solving
  • Clinical problem solving perspectives from multiple stakeholders
  • Degrees and forms of participation in user-driven healthcare
  • Descriptive statistics with a purpose—how statistics shape society's view of itself.
  • Dynamics of social construction and performance of illness through user-driven healthcare practices
  • Electronic health records and online portfolio based learning in healthcare
  • Evolving pathologies and dealings with in the interface between industry, commercial branding and users
  • Human computer interaction and semantic web technologies in user-driven health
  • Illness journey narratives/healthcare autoethnographies around normal and altered physiologic states
  • Interaction between human intelligence and artificial intelligence
  • Medical cognition and decision making theory
  • Online user-driven statistical data collection and interpretations
  • Participatory action research as a bottom up strategy to problem solving and achieving change in healthcare
  • Patient and health professional user-driven ‘narrative electronic health records’
  • Patient and health professional users’ coping strategies (created in light of user-driven content) for life changing diseases
  • Patient and health professional users’ creativity in clinical problem solving in healthcare
  • Patient users dealing with stigmatization attached to certain diseases and health behavior
  • Patient users’ health strategies in a growing interface between corporate (e.g., pharmaceutical) interests, public health promotion and themselves
  • Patient/patient’s-relative/volunteer user strategies in shared decision making with physicians and other healthcare users
  • Searching for evidence and soul searching in user-driven healthcare
  • Social, ethical and political context of health and illness and analysis of pertinent health policy
  • User privacy, anonymity and novel strategies to anonymize patient data
  • User-driven learning and problem solving in disciplines other than healthcare
  • User-driven online matching of evidence and other collective sense making techniques
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