Effects of Telehealth Initiative on Lupus Patients

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    Selcuk University
Updated on 8 August 2022


SLE is mostly seen in young women and causes significant deformity in patients. In SLE, disease activity, body damage due to disease or treatment, comorbidities, and drugs affect body image negatively. SLE causes changes in the body such as skin rashes, uneven pigmentation, vitiligo, scars, tooth loss, alopecia, increased facial hair, stretch marks, weight gain, fatigue, pain, depression, the unpredictability of exacerbations or lack of independence, which worsens the subjective well-being of patients. can affect in that direction. Subjective well-being (SBL) is the scientific term for happiness, and SLE is thought to have a significant negative impact on SWB.


Telehealth has been proposed as a component of patient education for disease management. Telehealth, which is defined as the remote delivery of health services via telecommunication tools including telephone and internet, enables accessible and appropriate health care service and provides communication, support, and monitoring opportunities with patients. Researchers think that a telehealth education initiative can be effective on the pain and life activities of SLE patients and this effect will improve their happiness in a good way. Based on these findings, this study aimed to examine the effects of a specific telephone educational intervention on pain, happiness, and activities of living in patients with SLE. The hypothesis of this study is; is that adapted telehealth education intervention can increase the happiness and life activities of patients with SLE and reduce pain.

Condition Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Treatment Structured training using telehealth
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05329831
SponsorSelcuk University
Last Modified on8 August 2022

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