Medicine20.net User Profile: Kara Mcarthur

Kara Mcarthur (kmcarthur)
Abramson Center for the Future of Health
 
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Kara McArthur is senior program manager at the Abramson Center for the Future of Health in Houston, TX. The Center's mission is to leverage technology, clinical medical expertise, and decision theory to support individuals as the primary managers of their own health. Her background is in Sociology and Biomedical Ethics, and she is an American Medical Writers Association-certified medical writer and editor. Her research interests focus on communication strategies that integrate information and support for patients with chronic disease, particularly in under-resourced communities.

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Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Friday, September 16, 2011 to Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)

InSpire to Play (Promote Lung Assessment in Youth): Evolving the Self-Management Paradigms of Young People with Asthma
Nithin O. Rajan*, Pierre Elias*, Kara Mcarthur*, Harold Farber, Clifford C. Dacso

Background Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood, disproportionately affecting urban, minority, and disadvantaged children. Individualized care plans supported by daily lung-function monitoring can reduce morbidity and mortality. However, despite 20 years of interventions to increase adherence, barely 50% of U.S. youth accurately follow their care plans, which leads to millions of preventable hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and sick days every year. We present a fea...

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Journal of Medical Internet Research

Assessing the Acceptability and Usability of an Interactive Serious Game in Aiding Treatment Decisions for Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer
Lindsey Reichlin, Nithya Mani, Kara McArthur, Amy Harris, Nithin Rajan, Clifford Dacso
J Med Internet Res 2011;13(1):e4

Medicine 2.0

InSpire to Promote Lung Assessment in Youth: Evolving the Self-Management Paradigms of Young People With Asthma
Pierre Elias, Nithin O Rajan, Kara McArthur, Clifford C Dacso
Med 2.0 2013;2(1):e1

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