A Health Virtual Community Perspective for Peripheral Arterial Disease - The Need of an E-solution for PAD

Christo El Morr, Peggy Ng, Amber Purewal, Courtney Cole, Musaad Al Hamza, Mohamed Al Omran

Abstract

This paper summarizes the result of a survey conducted on 239 subject in Toronto to gauge their awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and educate them about it. The results show that awareness of PAD is scarce and that the campaign resulted in a significant increase in awareness. This intervention suggest that an e-education tool is of paramount importance to address the lack of awareness. The paper argues that a PAD Virtual Community might play a pivotal role in educating the public about PAD and providing a platform for awareness and prevention.

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Morr C., Ng P., Purewal A., Cole C., Hamza M. and Omran M. (2016). A Health Virtual Community Perspective for Peripheral Arterial Disease - The Need of an E-solution for PAD . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 512-516. DOI: 10.5220/0005826405120516


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@conference{healthinf16,
author={Christo El Morr and Peggy Ng and Amber Purewal and Courtney Cole and Musaad Al Hamza and Mohamed Al Omran},
title={A Health Virtual Community Perspective for Peripheral Arterial Disease - The Need of an E-solution for PAD},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={512-516},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005826405120516},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - A Health Virtual Community Perspective for Peripheral Arterial Disease - The Need of an E-solution for PAD
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Morr C.
AU - Ng P.
AU - Purewal A.
AU - Cole C.
AU - Hamza M.
AU - Omran M.
PY - 2016
SP - 512
EP - 516
DO - 10.5220/0005826405120516