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A Model to Assess the Impact of Digital Technologies on the Health-Related Quality of Life

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Lockl, Jannik ; Schick, Doreen ; Stoetzer, Jens-Christian ; Huff, Katrin:
A Model to Assess the Impact of Digital Technologies on the Health-Related Quality of Life.
In: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Vol. 38 (2022) Issue 1 . - e81.
ISSN 1471-6348
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462322003245

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Project's official titleProject's id
Projektgruppe WI Digital LifeNo information
Projektgruppe WI Digital SocietyNo information

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Objectives
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a vital instrument to account for individuals’ well-being in various settings. However, no model of HRQoL allows for examining the effect of digital technology on HRQoL. Therefore, we extend an established HRQoL model by adding a digital technology-related construct. We refer to this extension as the technology-affected health-related quality of life (TA-HRQoL).
Methods
We investigate the extended TA-HRQoL model through a survey. In the survey, we exemplify the use of digital technology through a device for self-managing bladder dysfunction. Hence, we explore whether the model extension proposed is valid and how determinants of the HRQoL affect patients with bladder dysfunction.
Results
The results indicate that the use of digital technology improves the HRQoL. In our exemplary use scenario, the digital technology decreases bladder-related functional impairments and increases well-being and life satisfaction directly.
Conclusion
Our study may provide evidence for the influence of digital technologies on the HRQoL, thus supporting our model extension. We consider our proposed TA-HRQoL model as valid and as useful to account for the influence of digital technology on an individual’s HRQoL. With the TA-HRQoL model, the impact of a digital technology on an individual’s HRQoL can be assessed.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: digital technologies; HRQoL; model development; impact assessment
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration VII - Information Systems Management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration VII - Information Systems Management > Chair Business Administration VII - Information Systems Management - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2022 06:38
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2022 07:29
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/72871