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Assessing Exercise Capacity Using Telehealth: A Feasibility Study in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis.
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PMID:  22711058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Provision of healthcare from a remote site may assist patients to access important services. We aimed to establish the feasibility of monitoring an assessment of exercise capacity using telehealth technology. METHODS: Adults with CF completed two 3-minute step tests, monitored in-person or remotely via videoconferencing, in randomized order. Measurements were physiological responses to exercise, system usability, ease of clinician interaction, metronome acoustics and participant comfort. RESULTS: 10 adults (5 male), mean (SD) age 32 (7) years and FEV₁ 55.4%predicted (range 38-90) completed both tests. Participants reported good system usability, with mean (95% CI) System Usability Scale score of 85.63 out of 100 (79.8 to 91.5). Metronome acoustics were rated as significantly poorer remotely (p=0.006). There were no differences in measurements of oxyhaemoglobin saturation or heart rate between assessment settings. CONCLUSION: Exercise capacity assessment using the 3-minute step test is feasible and accurate via remote-videoconferencing in adults with CF.
Narelle S Cox; Jennifer A Alison; Brenda M Button; John W Wilson; Anne E Holland
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0020-1324     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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