A comparison of patient and provider perspectives of home telecare: preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial

Haycox, A., Mair, F., Shiels, C., Boland, A., Goldstein, P., May, C., Roberts, C., Angus, R., O'Connor, J. and Capewell, S.J. (2005) A comparison of patient and provider perspectives of home telecare: preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 11(Sup 1), pp. 95-97. (doi:10.1258/1357633054461976)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/1357633054461976

Abstract

A randomized controlled trial of home telecare for the management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been undertaken in the north-west of England. A videophone was used that communicates via the ordinary telephone network. The intervention period for each participant was two weeks. Participants in the telecare arm of the trial were asked to complete logbooks to record their experiences of each telecare encounter. A simple, self-completed, 10-item questionnaire was used that consisted of a Likert scale, ranging from 1 (totally disagree) to 5 (totally agree). Fourteen nurses completed 150 logbooks and 22 patients completed 145 logbooks. These results demonstrate significant differences in perception between patients and their health-care providers with regard to telecare encounters across all the domains addressed. Participating patients consistently demonstrated more positive views of the telecare encounters than their healthcare providers.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Capewell, Dr Simon and Mair, Professor Frances
Authors: Haycox, A., Mair, F., Shiels, C., Boland, A., Goldstein, P., May, C., Roberts, C., Angus, R., O'Connor, J., and Capewell, S.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
ISSN:1357-633X
ISSN (Online):1758-1109

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