Self-management of patients with severe arthritis through a Personal Health System: The Turkish case study in the PALANTE project

Aydın H., Gençtürk M., Alpay E., L. Ertürkmen G. B., Doğaç A.

eChallenges Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, 29 - 30 October 2014, pp.1-7 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Belfast
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The PALANTE project aims to empower patients so they are able to make informed decisions about their health, take an active role in their own care and collaborate effectively with their healthcare team by the use of a Personal Health System. This article describes the enabling factors and main challenges encountered during the involvement and continuous participation of patients in the Turkish pilot for ankylosing spondylitis patients.