File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: A feasibility study to investigate the acceptability and potential effectiveness of a telecare service for older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

TitleA feasibility study to investigate the acceptability and potential effectiveness of a telecare service for older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Authors
KeywordsTelecare
Quality of life
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic disease
Telemedicine
Telehealth
Issue Date2012
Citation
International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2012, v. 81, n. 10, p. 674-682 How to Cite?
AbstractAims: To investigate the feasibility, acceptance and potential effectiveness of delivering a telecare service on the health outcomes and hospital service utilization of community-dwelling patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Methods: Eligible participants were older people, with moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and who had been admitted to hospital at least once for exacerbation during the previous year. The participants were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. Participants in the intervention group received a telecare device kit and they were asked to monitor their oxygen saturation, pulse rate and respiration rate using the device and to transmit the data to an online network platform. A medication and purse-lip breathing reminder with a feedback function is also provided in the device kit. A community nurse monitors changes in the physiological parameters and takes immediate action to address the patients' needs. Participants in the control group received no other extra care. Study outcomes include user satisfaction, health-related quality of life, pulmonary function, hospital re-admission and use of emergency room services. Results: Twenty-two participants in the intervention group and 18 in the control group were included in the analysis. The mean age of all 40 participants was 72.93. years. Overall, the participants in the intervention group expressed satisfaction with the telecare service. Some patients reported difficulty in reading the screen of the mobile phone and manipulating the tiny key-in buttons. No significant differences were found between the two time points (baseline and post-test period) with regard to health-related quality of life. No significant differences in pulmonary function and in the number of emergency department visits and hospital re-admissions between the study groups were found. Conclusion: The high level of user satisfaction indicated the feasibility of conducting a large-scale randomized control trial to evaluate the effects of a telecare service on health outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/280784
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 2.957
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.405

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChau, Janita Pak Chun-
dc.contributor.authorLee, Diana Tze Fan-
dc.contributor.authorYu, Doris Sau Fung-
dc.contributor.authorChow, Alice Yeung Ming-
dc.contributor.authorYu, Wai Cho-
dc.contributor.authorChair, Sek Ying-
dc.contributor.authorLai, Adela S.F.-
dc.contributor.authorChick, Yuk Ling-
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-17T14:34:56Z-
dc.date.available2020-02-17T14:34:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Medical Informatics, 2012, v. 81, n. 10, p. 674-682-
dc.identifier.issn1386-5056-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/280784-
dc.description.abstractAims: To investigate the feasibility, acceptance and potential effectiveness of delivering a telecare service on the health outcomes and hospital service utilization of community-dwelling patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Methods: Eligible participants were older people, with moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and who had been admitted to hospital at least once for exacerbation during the previous year. The participants were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. Participants in the intervention group received a telecare device kit and they were asked to monitor their oxygen saturation, pulse rate and respiration rate using the device and to transmit the data to an online network platform. A medication and purse-lip breathing reminder with a feedback function is also provided in the device kit. A community nurse monitors changes in the physiological parameters and takes immediate action to address the patients' needs. Participants in the control group received no other extra care. Study outcomes include user satisfaction, health-related quality of life, pulmonary function, hospital re-admission and use of emergency room services. Results: Twenty-two participants in the intervention group and 18 in the control group were included in the analysis. The mean age of all 40 participants was 72.93. years. Overall, the participants in the intervention group expressed satisfaction with the telecare service. Some patients reported difficulty in reading the screen of the mobile phone and manipulating the tiny key-in buttons. No significant differences were found between the two time points (baseline and post-test period) with regard to health-related quality of life. No significant differences in pulmonary function and in the number of emergency department visits and hospital re-admissions between the study groups were found. Conclusion: The high level of user satisfaction indicated the feasibility of conducting a large-scale randomized control trial to evaluate the effects of a telecare service on health outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Medical Informatics-
dc.subjectTelecare-
dc.subjectQuality of life-
dc.subjectChronic obstructive pulmonary disease-
dc.subjectChronic disease-
dc.subjectTelemedicine-
dc.subjectTelehealth-
dc.titleA feasibility study to investigate the acceptability and potential effectiveness of a telecare service for older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.06.003-
dc.identifier.pmid22789911-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84866180643-
dc.identifier.volume81-
dc.identifier.issue10-
dc.identifier.spage674-
dc.identifier.epage682-
dc.identifier.eissn1872-8243-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats