Document Detail

Impact of telemonitoring on older adults health-related quality of life: the Tele-ERA study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23408299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Telemonitoring is being increasingly used for chronic disease monitoring. While the primary aim of telemonitoring is to improve chronic disease management and decrease hospitalizations, the potential impact on patient's health-related quality of life may be an additional benefit. METHODS: Two hundred and five patients aged 60 years and older with multiple medical conditions were enrolled in a one-year randomized controlled trial of daily home telemonitoring. Health-related quality of life was measured with the 12-Item Short-Form at the beginning and at the completion of the study. Per protocol analysis of the 166 patients responding to the follow-up survey was performed. RESULTS: Among the 166 responders, there were no significant differences at baseline in the physical component summary (PCS) scores (p value = 0.32), nor the mental component summary (MCS) scores (p value = 0.12) between the telemonitored group and the usual care group. There was also no difference in the 12-month PCS scores (p value = 0.39) or MCS scores (p value = 0.10) between groups. There was no difference in the change from baseline to 12-month MCS scores between groups (p value = 0.89); however, there was a significant difference in the baseline to 12-month change of PCS scores between groups, with the telemonitored group having a greater decrease in PCS scores (-4.3 ± 9.3), compared to the usual care group (-1.2 ± 8.5) over the course of the study (p value = 0.03). CONCLUSION: Home telemonitoring in older adults with multiple comorbidities does not significantly improve self-perception of mental well-being (as measured by MCS scores) and may worsen self-perception of physical health (as measured by PCS scores).
Jennifer L Pecina; Gregory J Hanson; Holly Van Houten; Paul Y Takahashi
Related Documents :
24524469 - The utility of the predictive scores in polytrauma with abdomino-pelvic injuries: a ser...
15539739 - Oral purified bacterial extracts in chronic bronchitis and copd: systematic review.
23598849 - Do high symptom scores trigger clinical actions? an audit after implementing electronic...
24553909 - Ustekinumab, an anti-il-12/23 p40 monoclonal antibody, inhibits radiographic progressio...
23992269 - Sexual dysfunction and depression in premenopausal women with mucocutaneous behçet's d...
17352669 - Loop diuretics in the management of acute renal failure: a systematic review and meta-a...
24524469 - The utility of the predictive scores in polytrauma with abdomino-pelvic injuries: a ser...
9691529 - Efficacy of the accent method of voice therapy.
21512079 - Analysis and prioritization of near-miss adverse events in a radiology department.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2649     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Life Res     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9210257     Medline TA:  Qual Life Res     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, USA,
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  A phase 1 study of everolimus plus docetaxel plus cisplatin as induction chemotherapy for patients w...
Next Document:  [Fatigue syndromes - an overview of terminology, definitions and classificatory concepts].