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Patient perceptions of a remote monitoring intervention for chronic disease management.
Wakefield BJ, Holman JE, Ray A, Scherubel M. Patient perceptions of a remote monitoring intervention for chronic disease management. Journal of gerontological nursing. 2011 Apr 1; 37(4):16-20.
Use of telecommunications technology to provide remote monitoring for people with chronic disease is becoming increasingly accepted as a means to improve patient outcomes and reduce resource use. The purpose of this project was to evaluate patient perceptions of a nurse-managed remote monitoring intervention to improve outcomes in veterans with comorbid diabetes and hypertension. Postintervention evaluation data were collected using a 12-item questionnaire and an open-ended question. Participants rated the program as generally positive on the questionnaire, but responses to the open-ended question revealed criticisms and suggestions for improvement not captured on the questionnaire. Interviewing participants in these programs may offer richer data for identifying areas for program improvement.