In recent decades, large amounts of time and money have been put into the development, testing, and implementation of eHealth for a wide range of health problems, in the physical as well as the mental domains. Nevertheless, very few eHealth interventions make it into routine care.
Research and studies carried out at OUH have shown that patients lack a general view of their personal treatment course. They experience i.a. problems with what is happening and where, what the patient has to do on its own and why, and a connection between different treatments and analyses in the same course.
PRO has become a focus area within the Danish health services, who have drawn increasing attention to the involvement of the voices of the patients in the treatment and decisions regarding treatment and rehabilitation courses.
Many patients with severe and highly severe COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) refuse participating in physical training away from home. As a consequence to this, their function level may decline, they will face problems with doing ordinary daily activities and they may be rehospitalised.