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Digital Health for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review.

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Venkatraman, V; Heo, H; Kaplan, S; Parente, BA; Lad, SP
Published in: World Neurosurg
February 2024

OBJECTIVE: Digital health tools, including smartphone applications (apps), websites, and online search engines, are increasingly being utilized for health data collection and patient education. Studies have shown that these tools can help disseminate information widely and even help guide patients through acute surgical episodes. We aimed to search the literature to summarize available studies on using digital health tools for patients undergoing spine surgery. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PubMed MEDLINE, Elsevier EMBASE, and Elsevier Scopus databases, as well as ClinicalTrials.gov up to March 11, 2022. RESULTS: Forty-four full-text articles were included and qualitatively analyzed. Studies were broadly grouped into those that analyzed the quality of web-based materials for patients, the quality of YouTube videos for spine surgery, the development, feasibility, and implementation of mobile apps for patients, and randomized controlled trials for integrating mobile apps into perioperative care. CONCLUSIONS: We presented a systematic review analyzing the current landscape of digital health for patients undergoing spine surgery. Internet patient education materials in searchable websites and YouTube videos are of poor quality, lacking in readability to the average patient and robustness of information needed for patients to make informed decisions about pursuing spine surgery. However, there lies promise in digital apps developed to guide patients through surgery and collect postoperative outcomes.

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World Neurosurg

DOI

EISSN

1878-8769

Publication Date

February 2024

Volume

182

Start / End Page

70 / 82

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Mobile Applications
  • Humans
  • Digital Health
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Venkatraman, V., Heo, H., Kaplan, S., Parente, B. A., & Lad, S. P. (2024). Digital Health for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg, 182, 70–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2023.11.035
Venkatraman, Vishal, Helen Heo, Samantha Kaplan, Beth A. Parente, and Shivanand P. Lad. “Digital Health for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review.World Neurosurg 182 (February 2024): 70–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2023.11.035.
Venkatraman V, Heo H, Kaplan S, Parente BA, Lad SP. Digital Health for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2024 Feb;182:70–82.
Venkatraman, Vishal, et al. “Digital Health for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review.World Neurosurg, vol. 182, Feb. 2024, pp. 70–82. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2023.11.035.
Venkatraman V, Heo H, Kaplan S, Parente BA, Lad SP. Digital Health for Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2024 Feb;182:70–82.
Journal cover image

Published In

World Neurosurg

DOI

EISSN

1878-8769

Publication Date

February 2024

Volume

182

Start / End Page

70 / 82

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Mobile Applications
  • Humans
  • Digital Health
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences