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Experiences of telemedicine-aided hypertension control in the follow-up of Finnish hypertensive patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19780688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of hypertension is high in Finland. Only one fourth of the drug-treated hypertensive patients reach their target pressure. We evaluated a commercially available telemedicine system for impact in reaching better blood pressure control among Finnish hypertensive patients. A telemedicine system, the Doc@home, was used to assist blood pressure treatment in 19 Finnish hypertensive patients. Blood pressure control improved during the 3-month follow-up. Patient-to-Doc@home compliance was good, but study physicians found the system time consuming in the beginning. According to our results, the Doc@home telemedicine system showed a promising approach in hypertension treatment but needs some further development and trained staff to become a still more practical alternative.
Juha Varis; Sampo Karjalainen; Krista Korhonen; Margus Viigimaa; Kristjan Port; Ilkka Kantola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1556-3669     ISO Abbreviation:  Telemed J E Health     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-16     Completed Date:  2010-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959949     Medline TA:  Telemed J E Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Finland / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Health Surveys
Home Care Services
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  epidemiology
Middle Aged
Program Evaluation

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