Journal article

Determinants of acceptance of patients with heart failure and their informal caregivers regarding an interactive decision-making system: a qualitative study.

Bettina Zippel-Schultz, Alexander Palant, Casper Eurlings, Chantal F Ski, Loreena Hill, David R Thompson, Donna Fitzsimons, Lana J Dixon, Julia Brandts, Katharina Andrea Schuett, Lieven de Maesschalck, Matthew Barrett, Ermelinda Furtado da Luz, Thom Hoedemakers, Thomas Maria Helms, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, undefined PASSION-HF consortium

BMJ Open | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: Heart failure is a growing challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Technological solutions have the potential to improve the health of patients and help to reduce costs. Acceptability is a prerequisite for the use and a successful implementation of new disruptive technologies. This qualitative study aimed to explore determinants that influence the acceptance of patients and their informal caregivers regarding a patient-oriented digital decision-making solution-a doctor-at-home system. DESIGN: We applied a semistructured design using an interview guide that was based on a theoretical framework influenced by established acceptance theories. The interviews were analysed using a co..

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