The Inclusion of Ethnic Minority Patients and the Role of Language in Telehealth Trials for Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review.
Talia Isaacs, Daniel Hunt, Danielle Ward, Leila Rooshenas, Louisa Edwards
J Med Internet Res | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is a serious, pervasive metabolic condition that disproportionately affects ethnic minority patients. Telehealth interventions can facilitate type 2 diabetes monitoring and prevent secondary complications. However, trials designed to test the effectiveness of telehealth interventions may underrecruit or exclude ethnic minority patients, with language a potential barrier to recruitment. The underrepresentation of minorities in trials limits the external validity of the findings for this key patient demographic. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review examines (1) the research reporting practices and prevalence of ethnic minority patients included in telehealth randomized..View full abstract