Smartphone-based home care model improved use of cardiac rehabilitation

November 7, 2014

Source: Heart, 2014, 100 (22) p. 1770-1779

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Date of publication: November 2014

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This unblinded randomised controlled trial aimed to investigate the effect of smartphone-based home service delivery of cardiac rehabilitation compared with traditional centre-based programmes for post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. The results of this smartphone-based home care cardiac rehabilitation programme showed improved post-MI cardiac rehabiliation uptake, adherence and completion.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Bridging the transition from hospital to home: effects of the VITAL telehealth program

December 16, 2013

Source: Research in Nursing & Health, 2013, 36 (6), p. 540-553

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Date of publication: December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The VITAL telehealth program was a randomised controlled trial to determine whether telehealth reduced the levels of anxiety and depression in patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and their caregivers. Female caregivers had a greater decrease in anxiety than those receiving standard care, and both male and female caregivers experienced a greater decrease in depressive symptoms.

Length of publication: 14 pages

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Cost effectiveness of telehealth for patients with long term conditions

April 12, 2013

Source: BMJ, 22nd March 2013; Correction published 28th March 2013

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This economic evaluation examined the costs and cost-effectiveness of telehealth. 3230 people with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or diabetes were recruited for this telehealth trial. The authors concluded that telehealth does not seem to be a cost-effective addition to standard support and treatment.

Length of publication: 19 pages

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