Personalised telehealth intervention for chronic disease management: A pilot randomised controlled trial
Shalika Bohingamu Mudiyanselage, Jo Stevens, Jennifer J Watts, Julian Toscano, Mark A Kotowicz, Christopher L Steinfort, Jennifer Bell, Janette Byrnes, Stephanie Bruce, Sarah Carter, Claire Hunter, Chris Barrand, Robyn Hayles
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of home-based telehealth monitoring on health outcomes, quality of life and costs over 12 months for patients with diabetes and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who were identified as being at high risk of readmission to hospital. METHODS: This pilot study was a randomised controlled trial combined with an economic analysis to examine the outcomes of standard care versus home-based telehealth for people with diabetes and/or COPD who were at risk of hospital readmission within one year. The primary outcomes were (i) hospital admission and length of stay (LOS); and (ii) health-related quality of life (HRQOL); and the s..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The Victorian Government provided funding for the pilot project, with an in-kind contribution by Barwon Health.