The results of the questionnaire are processed immediately on the internet. The data are treated anonymously through a so called 'diagnostic expert system' that has been tested extensively with more than 500 women in 10 different hospitals . The results of the tests of the diagnostic expert system have been processed, published and presented at various international conferences. This has resulted in the 'Vlietstra' Award 2007 and nominations in Berlin, Istanbul and Eindhoven.
The program has a high predictive value (90%) and therefore is very useful for diagnosis and subsequent treatment recommendations. There is risk that by following the advice visiting a doctor is delayed, which may present illness later.
Several health insurance companies have reviewed this test and added it to their services. >>> Back to introduction incontinence.
1. European Urology Suppl 4.: No 3, 2005, p 91. Author: MJFM de Bruin and others. Title: The value of the online diagnosis programme 'Mediarts 1.7' for female urinary incontinence.
2. Dutch Magazine for Urology: No 6, in October 2006, p 176. Author: MJFM de Bruin and others. Title: Multicenter validation of the internet diagnosis programme MediArts for urinary incontinence in women.
3. European Urology Suppl 6.: No 2, 2007, p 203. Author: MJFM de Bruin and others. Title: The 'Mediarts test' for female urinary incontinence reduces the need for invasive urodynamics.
4. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2012,Vol 31, Iss 6, p941-942 Author: M.de Bruin. Title: A new ehealth service for women with urinary incontinence: an online Diagnostic Expert Program combined with a consult at home by a continence nurse.
The development of the 'Mediarts' program was established by support of SenterNovum (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs)
This internet selfcure module is the subject of scientific research commissioned by the RIVM and will be conducted by the University of Twente, the Netherlands.
updated january 02, 2014
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