Randomised controlled trial of an in-home monitoring intervention to improve health outcomes for type 2 diabetes: study protocol

Carlisle, Karen, Warren, Robin, Scuffham, Paul, and Cheffins, Tracy (2012) Randomised controlled trial of an in-home monitoring intervention to improve health outcomes for type 2 diabetes: study protocol. In: Smith, Anthony C., Armfield, Nigel R., and Eikelboom, Robert H., (eds.) Global Telehealth 2012. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 182 . IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 43-51.

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Abstract

Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of death and morbidity and is a health priority in Australia. This randomised controlled trial will explore whether remote access to clinical care, supported by telehealth technologies over high speed broadband, leads to improved diabetes control in a way that benefits patients,carers and clinicians and improves the overall health system. People in the intervention arm of the trial will receive additional diabetes care from a care coordinator nurse via an in-home broadband communication device that can capture clinical measures, provide regular health assessments and videoconference with other health professionals when required. Patients in the control arm of the trial will receive usual care from their GP and participate in the clinical measurement and quality of life components of the evaluation. The trial evaluation will include biomedical, psychological, self-management and quality of life measures. Data on utilisation rates and satisfaction with the technology will be collected and cost -effectiveness analyses undertaken. The role of this technology in health care reform will be explored.

Item ID: 45312
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-61499-151-9
Keywords: telehealth, study protocol, type2 diabetes
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© 2012 The authors and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License

Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 01:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 100%
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