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Heart Failure Patients Monitored With Telemedicine: Patient Satisfaction, a Review of the Literature
University Medical Centre Groningen.
University Medical Centre Groningen.
University Medical Centre Groningen.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Health, Activity, Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Cardiac Failure, ISSN 1071-9164, E-ISSN 1532-8414, Vol. 17, no 8, 684-690 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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Background: Remote monitoring of the clinical status of heart failure patients has developed rapidly and is the subject of several trials. Patient satisfaction is an important outcome, as recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use in clinical research, and should be included in studies concerning remote monitoring. The objective of this review is to describe the current state of the literature on patient satisfaction with noninvasive telemedicine, regarding definition, measurement, and overall level of patient satisfaction with telemedicine. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods and Results: The Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane, and Cinahl databases were searched using heart failure, satisfaction-, and telemedicine-related search terms. The literature search identified 193 publications, which were reviewed by 2 independent reviewers. Fourteen articles were included. None of the articles described a clear definition or concept of patient satisfaction with telemedicine. Patient satisfaction with telemedicine was measured with self-developed questionnaires or face-to-face or telephonic interviews. None of the articles used the same questionnaire or telephonic survey to measure patient satisfaction. Only one questionnaire was assessed for validity and reliability. In general, patients seemed to be satisfied or very satisfied with the use of telemedicine. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions: Measurement of patient satisfaction is still underexposed in telemedicine research and the measurement of patient satisfaction with telemedicine underappreciated with poorly constructed questionnaires.

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Elsevier , 2011. Vol. 17, no 8, 684-690 p.
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Perception, remote monitoring, satisfied, telemonitoring
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70338DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2011.03.009ISI: 000293938600011OAI: diva2:438336
Available from: 2011-09-02 Created: 2011-09-02 Last updated: 2011-09-02

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