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JDR Vol.17 No.7 pp. 1158-1164
(2022)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2022.p1158

Letter:

Tele Health Self-Management (THSM) Innovation for Patients with COVID-19: A Conceptual Design

Pachanat Nunthaitaweekul*1,*2,*3,†, Natt Leelawat*3,*4, Suparp Thaithae*5, Weerayut Muenboonme*6, Kodchakorn Krutphong*3, Kunch Ringrod*3, and Jing Tang*3,*7

*1Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University
254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Corresponding author

*2Developing of Caring Guideline Among to Patients with Cardiovascular Disease from Hospital to Community Research Group,
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

*3Risk and Disaster Management Program, Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

*4Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

*5Kuakarun Faculty of Nursing, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand

*6Department of Disaster and Emergency Medical Operation, Faculty of Health Science and Technology,
Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand

*7International School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Received:
January 9, 2022
Accepted:
July 15, 2022
Published:
December 1, 2022
Keywords:
COVID-19, pandemic, tele health self-management, THSM
Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging disease that has continued from 2019 to the present. It has affected every country both major and minor pictures. Therefore, effective management reflecting the lessons learned is necessary and urgent for the management. Disaster management consists of three key periods including the mitigation and preparedness phase, response phase, and recovery and rehabilitation phase through clear-fast-safe and build-back-better concepts. Innovation by new application is one of the important tools in such issue. Previous research was found to paying attention only to recording the number of infected cases, resources, and basic self-care. Severe epidemic situations make a service place an inadequate healthcare provider. Therefore, disaster management that encourage infected people to manage themselves is essential. The research team developed tele health self-management (THSM) as a medium for communication of management and self-care guidelines during stay at home isolation and awaiting hospitalization. A proposed guideline is expected to supporting the caring of patients with COVID-19 and providing effective self-management services, reduce the loss rate, and improve the quality of life during infection.

Cite this article as:
P. Nunthaitaweekul, N. Leelawat, S. Thaithae, W. Muenboonme, K. Krutphong, K. Ringrod, and J. Tang, “Tele Health Self-Management (THSM) Innovation for Patients with COVID-19: A Conceptual Design,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.17, No.7, pp. 1158-1164, 2022.
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