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Lessons from the implementation of a home telecare service

Hibbert, D., Mair, F.S., Angus, R.M., May, C., Boland, A., Haycox, A., Roberts, C., Shiels, C. and Capewell, S. (2003) Lessons from the implementation of a home telecare service Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 9, supplement 1, S55-S56. (doi:10.1258/135763303322196358).

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We conducted a qualitative evaluation of the introduction of a telenursing service. The service used an analogue videophone linked with a physiological monitoring device, which allowed the transmission of data between the patient's home and the hospital. A researcher kept a detailed diary of day-to-day activity for the first year of the project. Computer software for qualitative data analysis was used to code the text and the analysis followed the principles of constant comparison. The diary entries documented how the commercially available equipment was adapted to suit the organization and content of the nurses' work. The nurses made a number of suggestions to improve the user-friendliness of the equipment. The technology, the existing home care service (the comparison arm of the study) and the randomized controlled trial itself all underwent continuous change. The traditional randomized control design of trial has limitations in this situation, and there is a need for more realistic trial designs.

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Published date: 2003


Local EPrints ID: 163759
ISSN: 1357-633X
PURE UUID: 9195b34e-f80b-495b-8620-23d6a88a6bf1
ORCID for C. May: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2010 10:36
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:30

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Author: D. Hibbert
Author: F.S. Mair
Author: R.M. Angus
Author: C. May ORCID iD
Author: A. Boland
Author: A. Haycox
Author: C. Roberts
Author: C. Shiels
Author: S. Capewell

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