About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 461829, 31 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/461829
Review Article

Using Information and Communication Technology in Home Care for Communication between Patients, Family Members, and Healthcare Professionals: A Systematic Review

Division of Nursing, Department of Health Science, Luleå University of Technology, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden

Received 18 November 2012; Revised 17 January 2013; Accepted 3 February 2013

Academic Editor: Carlos De Las Cuevas

Copyright © 2013 Birgitta Lindberg et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. Haahr, M. Kirkevold, E. Hall, and K. Østergaard, “Living with advanced Parkinson’s disease: a constant struggle with unpredictability,” Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 408–411, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. K. Roback and A. Herzog, “Home informatics in healthcare: assessment guidelines to keep up quality of care and avoid adverse effects,” Technology and Health Care, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 195–206, 2003. View at Scopus
  3. M. Öhman, S. Söderberg, and B. Lundman, “Hovering between suffering and enduring: the meaning of living with chronic illness,” Qualitative Health Research, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 528–524, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. G. Demiris, “The diffusion of virtual communities in health care: concepts and challenges,” Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 178–188, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. S. Koch and M. Hägglund, “Health informatics and the delivery of care to older people,” Maturitas, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 195–199, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. European Commision, “What is eHealth? ICT for health,” Europe’s Information Society, 2012, http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/health/whatis_ehealth/index_en.htm.
  7. S. Koch, “Home telehealth: current state and future trends,” International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 75, no. 8, pp. 565–576, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. WHO, “eHealth for health-care delivery,” 2005, http://www.who.int/eht/eHealthHCD/en/index.html.
  9. S. M. Finkelstein, S. M. Speedie, G. Demiris, M. Veen, J. M. Lundgren, and S. Potthoff, “Telehomecare: quality, perception, satisfaction,” Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 122–128, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. C. Nilsson, M. Öhman, and S. Söderberg, “Information and communication technology in supporting people with serious chronic illness living at home—an intervention study,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 198–202, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. A. DiCenso, G. Guyatt, and D. Ciliska, Evidence-Based Nursing: A Guide to Clinical Practice, Elsevier Mosby, St. Louis, Mo, USA, 2005.
  12. SBU (Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care), “Literature searching and evidence interpretation for assessing health care practices,” SBU Report no. 119E, Author, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993.
  13. SBU (Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care), “Treatment with neuroleptics,” SBU Report no. 113, Author, Stockholm, Sweden, 1997.
  14. SBU (Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care), “Treating asthma and COPD. A systematic review,” SBU Report vol. 151, Author, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000.
  15. A. Willman, P. Stoltz, and C. Bahtsevani, Evidence Besed Nursing—A Bridge between Research and Clinical Work, Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden, 2006.
  16. C. Bahtsevani, G. Udén, and A. Willman, “Outcomes of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines: a systematic review,” International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 427–433, 2004. View at Scopus
  17. M. Annersten and A. Willman, “Performing subcutaneous injections: a literature review,” Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 122–130, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. M. Tärnhuvud, C. Wändel, and A. Willman, “Nursing interventions to improve the health of men with prostate cancer undergoing radiotherapy: a review,” European Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 328–339, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  19. Kairos future, “The data explosion and the future of health. What every decision-maker in the health and healthcare industries need to know about the coming revolution,” Tech. Rep., Stockholm, Sweden, 2012.
  20. H. J. Liss, R. L. Glueckauf, and E. P. Ecklund-Johnson, “Research on telehealth and chronic medical conditions: critical review, key issues, and future directions,” Rehabilitation Psychology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 8–30, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. A. F. Sato, L. M. Clifford, A. H. Silverman, and W. H. Davies, “Cognitive-behavioral interventions via telehealth: applications to pediatric functional abdominal pain,” Children’s Health Care, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 1–22, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  22. J. Mitchell, “From telehealth to ehealth: the unstoppable rise of ehealth,” Tech. Rep., John Mitchell & Associates for the Federal Australian Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DOCITA), Canberra, Australia, 1999.
  23. J. E. Bardram, C. Bossen, and A. Thomsen, “Designing for transformations in collaboration: a study of the deployment of homecare technology,” in Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP '05), pp. 294–303, November 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. S. Koch, “Healthy ageing supported by technology—a cross-disciplinary research challenge,” Informatics for Health and Social Care, vol. 35, no. 3-4, pp. 81–91, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. S. Koch, M. Marschollek, K. H. Wolf, M. Plischke, and R. Haux, “On health-enabling and ambient-assistive technologies—what has been achieved and where do we have to go?” Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 29–37, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. A. Venter, R. Burns, M. Hefford, and N. Ehrenberg, “Results of a telehealth-enabled chronic care management service to support people with long-term conditions at home,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 18, pp. 172–175, 2012.
  27. J. A. DePalma, “Telehealth in the community: a research update,” Home Health Care Management and Practice, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 205–207, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. H. Agrell, S. Dahlberg, and A. F. Jerant, “Patients' perceptions regarding home telecare,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 409–415, 2000. View at Scopus
  29. J. Ameen, A. M. Coll, and M. Peters, “Impact of tele-advice on community nurses' knowledge of venous leg ulcer care,” Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 583–594, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. A. Arnaert and L. Delesie, “Effectiveness of video-telephone nursing care for the homebound elderly,” Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 20–36, 2007. View at Scopus
  31. A. Arnaert, J. Klooster, and V. Chow, “Attitudes towards videotelephones: an exploratory study of older adults with depression,” Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 5–13, 2007. View at Scopus
  32. N. T. Artinian, O. G. M. Washington, and T. N. Templin, “Effects of home telemonitoring and community-based monitoring on blood pressure control in urban African Americans: a pilot study,” Heart and Lung, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 191–199, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. C. A. Baer, C. M. Williams, L. Vickers, and J. C. Kvedar, “A pilot study of specialized nursing care for home health patients,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 342–345, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. S. Barnason, L. Zimmerman, J. Nieveen, and M. Hertzog, “Impact of a telehealth intervention to augment home health care on functional and recovery outcomes of elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting,” Heart and Lung, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 225–233, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  35. S. Barnason, L. Zimmerman, J. Nieveen, M. Schmaderer, B. Carranza, and S. Reilly, “Impact of a home communication intervention for coronary artery bypass graft patients with ischemic heart failure on self-efficacy, coronary disease risk factor modification, and functioning,” Heart and Lung, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 147–158, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  36. D. Benatar, M. Bondmass, J. Ghitelman, and B. Avitall, “Outcomes of chronic heart failure,” Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 163, no. 3, pp. 347–352, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  37. R. M. Bendixen, C. E. Levy, E. S. Olive, R. F. Kobb, and W. C. Mann, “Cost effectiveness of a telerehabilitation program to support chronically ill and disabled elders in their homes,” Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 31–38, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  38. S. K. Bohnenkamp, P. McDonald, A. M. Lopez, E. Krupinski, and A. Blackett, “Traditional versus telenursing outpatient management of patients with cancer with new ostomies,” Oncology Nursing Forum, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 1005–1010, 2004. View at Scopus
  39. K. H. Bowles and K. H. Dansky, “Teaching self-management of diabetes via telehomecare,” Home Healthcare Nurse, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 36–42, 2002. View at Scopus
  40. K. H. Bowles, D. E. Holland, and D. A. Horowitz, “A comparison of in-person home care, home care with telephone contact and home care with telemonitoring for disease management,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 344–350, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  41. P. F. Brennan, G. Casper, S. Kossman, and L. Burke, “HeartCareII: home care support for patients with chronic cardiac disease,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 129, part 2, pp. 988–992, 2007. View at Scopus
  42. K. Buckley, B. Tran, J. Agazio, and E. Wuertz, “A community-based telehealth programme for elderly low-income African Americans,” Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 400–412, 2008. View at Scopus
  43. K. M. Buckley, L. K. Adelson, and J. G. Agazio, “Reducing the risks of wound consultation: adding digital images to verbal reports,” Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 163–170, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  44. K. M. Buckley, B. Q. Tran, and C. M. Prandoni, “Receptiveness, use and acceptance of telehealth by caregivers of stroke patients in the home,” Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 9, 2004. View at Scopus
  45. L. Cardozo and J. Steinberg, “Telemedicine for recently discharged older patients,” Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 49–55, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  46. Y. M. Chae, J. H. Lee, S. H. Ho, H. J. Kim, K. H. Jun, and J. K. Won, “Patient satisfaction with telemedicine in home health services for the elderly,” International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 61, no. 2-3, pp. 167–173, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  47. M. Chambers and S. Connor, “Technology as an aid to coping with caring: a usability evaluation of a telematics intervention,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 84, part 2, pp. 1130–1134, 2001. View at Scopus
  48. M. Chambers and S. L. Connor, “User-friendly technology to help family carers cope,” Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 568–577, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  49. K. Chang, R. Davis, J. Birt, P. Castelluccio, P. Woodbridge, and D. Marrero, “Nurse practitioner-based diabetes care management: impact of telehealth or telephone intervention on glycemic control,” Disease Management and Health Outcomes, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 377–385, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  50. J. G. F. Cleland, A. A. Louis, A. S. Rigby, U. Janssens, and A. H. M. M. Balk, “Noninvasive home telemonitoring for patients with heart failure at high risk of recurrent admission and death: the Trans-European Network-Home-Care Management System (TEN-HMS) study,” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 45, no. 10, pp. 1654–1664, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  51. J. Clemensen, S. B. Larsen, M. Kirkevold, and N. Ejskjaer, “Telemedical teamwork between home and hospital: a synergetic triangle emerges,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 130, pp. 81–89, 2007. View at Scopus
  52. S. Dang, N. Remon, J. Harris et al., “Care coordination assisted by technology for multiethnic caregivers of persons with dementia: a pilot clinical demonstration project on caregiver burden and depression,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 443–447, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  53. K. Dansky and J. Vasey, “Managing heart failure patients after formal homecare,” Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 983–991, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  54. K. H. Dansky, J. Vasey, and K. Bowles, “Impact of telehealth on clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure,” Clinical Nursing Research, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 182–199, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  55. K. H. Dansky, J. Vasey, and K. Bowles, “Use of telehealth by older adults to manage heart failure,” Research in Gerontological Nursing, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 25–32, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  56. K. H. Dansky, B. Yant, D. Jenkins, and C. Dellasega, “Qualitative analysis of telehomecare nursing activities,” Journal of Nursing Administration, vol. 33, no. 7-8, pp. 372–375, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  57. A. Darkins, P. Ryan, R. Kobb et al., “Care coordination/home telehealth: the systematic implementation of health informatics, home telehealth, and disease management to support the care of veteran patients with chronic conditions,” Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 1118–1126, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  58. S. de Lusignan, S. Wells, P. Johnson, K. Meredith, and E. Leatham, “Compliance and effectiveness of 1 year's home telemonitoring. The report of a pilot study of patients with chronic heart failure,” European Journal of Heart Failure, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 723–730, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  59. J. L. DelliFraine, K. H. Dansky, and J. S. Rumberger, “The use of knowledge management in telemedicine and perceived effects on patient care activities,” International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 196–209, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  60. G. Demiris, S. M. Speedie, and S. Finkelstein, “Change of patients' perceptions of TeleHomeCare,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 241–248, 2001. View at Scopus
  61. T. R. Elliott, D. Brossart, J. W. Berry, and P. R. Fine, “Problem-solving training via videoconferencing for family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries: a randomized controlled trial,” Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 1220–1229, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  62. S. M. Finkelstein, S. M. Speedie, and S. Potthoff, “Home telehealth improves clinical outcomes at lower cost for home healthcare,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 128–136, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  63. L. Forbat, R. Maguire, L. McCann, N. Illingworth, and N. Kearney, “The use of technology in cancer care: applying Foucault's ideas to explore the changing dynamics of power in health care,” Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 306–315, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  64. J. E. Gray, C. Safran, R. B. Davis et al., “Baby CareLink: using the internet and telemedicine to improve care for high-risk infants,” Pediatrics, vol. 106, no. 6, pp. 1318–1324, 2000. View at Scopus
  65. C. Guilfoyle, L. Perry, B. Lord, K. Buckle, J. Mathews, and R. Wootton, “Developing a protocol for the use of telenursing in community health in Australia,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 8, supplement 2, pp. 33–36, 2002. View at Scopus
  66. R. P. Hauber and M. L. Jones, “Telerehabilitation support for families at home caring for individuals in prolonged states of reduced consciousness,” Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 535–541, 2002. View at Scopus
  67. Y. Hirakawa, Y. Masuda, K. Uemura, M. Kuzuya, and A. Iguchi, “Effect of long-term care insurance on communication/recording tasks for in-home nursing care services,” Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 101–113, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  68. R. Hofmann-Wellenhof, W. Salmhofer, B. Binder, A. Okcu, H. Kerl, and H. P. Soyer, “Feasibility and acceptance of telemedicine for wound care in patients with chronic leg ulcers,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 12, supplement 1, pp. 15–17, 2006. View at Scopus
  69. K. Horton, “The use of telecare for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: implications for management,” Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 173–180, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  70. M. Huddleston and R. Kobb, “Emerging technology for at-risk chronically ill veterans,” Journal for Healthcare Quality, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 12–24, 2004. View at Scopus
  71. R. L. Jenkins and M. McSweeney, “Assessing elderly patients with congestive heart failure via in-home interactive telecommunication,” Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 21–27, 2001. View at Scopus
  72. A. F. Jerant, R. Azari, C. Martinez, and T. S. Nesbitt, “A randomized trial of telenursing to reduce hospitalization for heart failure: patient-centered outcomes and nursing indicators,” Home Health Care Services Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1–20, 2003. View at Scopus
  73. A. F. Jerant, R. Azari, and T. S. Nesbitt, “Reducing the cost of frequent hospital admissions for congestive heart failure: a randomized trial of a home telecare intervention,” Medical Care, vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 1234–1245, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  74. T. Kawaguchi, M. Azuma, and K. Ohta, “Development of a telenursing system for patients with chronic conditions,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 239–244, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  75. N. Kearney, L. Kidd, M. Miller et al., “Utilising handheld computers to monitor and support patients receiving chemotherapy: results of a UK-based feasibility study,” Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 742–752, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  76. L. Keaton, L. Pierce, V. Steiner et al., “An E-rehabilitation team helps caregivers deal with stroke,” The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, vol. 2, no. 4, p. 17, 2004.
  77. R. M. Kleinpell and B. Avitall, “Integrating telehealth as a strategy for patient management after discharge for cardiac surgery: results of a pilot study,” Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 38–42, 2007. View at Scopus
  78. L. Kobza and A. Scheurich, “The impact of telemedicine on outcomes of chronic wounds in the home care setting,” Ostomy/Wound Management, vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 48–53, 2000. View at Scopus
  79. L. M. LaFramboise, C. M. Todero, L. Zimmerman, and S. Agrawal, “Comparison of Health Buddy with traditional approaches to heart failure management,” Family & Community Health, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 275–288, 2003. View at Scopus
  80. L. M. LaFramboise, J. Woster, A. Yager, and B. C. Yates, “A technological life buoy: patient perceptions of the Health Buddy,” Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 216–224, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  81. S. B. Larsen, J. Clemensen, and N. Ejskjaer, “A feasibility study of UMTS mobile phones for supporting nurses doing home visits to patients with diabetic foot ulcers,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 358–362, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  82. J. Lillibridge and B. Hanna, “Using telehealth to deliver nursing case management services to HIV/AIDS clients,” Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, vol. 14, no. 1, p. 9, 2009. View at Scopus
  83. S. P. Lin and H. Y. Yang, “Exploring key factors in the choice of e-health using an asthma care mobile service model,” Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 884–890, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  84. B. Lindberg, K. Axelsson, and K. Öhrling, “Experience with videoconferencing between a neonatal unit and the families' home from the perspective of certified paediatric nurses,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 275–280, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  85. B. Lindberg, K. Axelsson, and K. Öhrling, “Taking care of their baby at home but with nursing staff as support: the use of videoconferencing in providing neonatal support to parents of preterm infants,” Journal of Neonatal Nursing, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 47–55, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  86. I. Lindberg, K. Öhrling, and K. Christensson, “Midwives' experience of using videoconferencing to support parents who were discharged early after childbirth,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 202–205, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  87. B. J. Lutz, N. R. Chumbler, T. Lyles, N. Hoffman, and R. Kobb, “Testing a home-telehealth programme for US veterans recovering from stroke and their family caregivers,” Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 402–409, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  88. B. J. Lutz, N. R. Chumbler, and K. Roland, “Care coordination/home-telehealth for veterans with stroke and their caregivers: addressing an unmet need,” Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 32–42, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  89. F. S. Mair, J. Hiscock, and S. C. Beaton, “Understanding factors that inhibit or promote the utilization of telecare in chronic lung disease,” Chronic Illness, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 110–117, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  90. M. L. Marineau, “Special populations: telehealth advance practice nursing: the lived experiences of individuals with acute infections transitioning in the home,” Nursing Forum, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 196–208, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  91. K. McCall, J. Keen, K. Farrer et al., “Perceptions of the use of a remote monitoring system in patients receiving palliative care at home,” International Journal of Palliative Nursing, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 426–431, 2008. View at Scopus
  92. L. McCann, R. Maguire, M. Miller, and N. Kearney, “Patients' perceptions and experiences of using a mobile phone-based advanced symptom management system (ASyMS) to monitor and manage chemotherapy related toxicity,” European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 156–164, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  93. M. R. McGee and P. Gray, “A handheld chemotherapy symptom management system: results from a preliminary outpatient field trial,” Health Informatics Journal, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 243–258, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  94. C. Miller, L. Zimmerman, S. Barnason, and J. Nieveen, “Impact of an early recovery management intervention on functioning in postoperative coronary artery bypass patients with diabetes,” Heart and Lung, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 418–430, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  95. L. Moreno, S. B. Dale, A. Y. Chen, and C. A. Magee, “Costs to Medicare of the Informatics for Diabetes Education and Telemedicine (IDEATel) Home Telemedicine demonstration: findings from an independent evaluation,” Diabetes Care, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 1202–1204, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  96. B. Mullan, M. Snyder, B. Lindgren, S. M. Finkelstein, and M. I. Hertz, “Home monitoring for lung transplant candidates,” Progress in Transplantation, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 176–182, 2003. View at Scopus
  97. S. Myers, W. R. Grant, E. N. Lugn, B. Holbert, and C. J. Kvedar, “Impact of home-based monitoring on the care of patients with congestive heart failure,” Home Health Care Management and Practice, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 444–451, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  98. C. Nilsson, L. Skär, and S. Söderberg, “Swedish District Nurses' experiences on the use of information and communication technology for supporting people with serious chronic illness living at home—a case study,” Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science, vol. 24, pp. 259–265, 2010.
  99. S. J. Pangarakis, K. Harrington, R. Lindquist, C. Peden-McAlpine, and S. Finkelstein, “Electronic feedback messages for home spirometry lung transplant recipients,” Heart and Lung, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 299–307, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  100. V. L. Phillips, S. Vesmarovich, R. Hauber, E. Wiggers, and A. Egner, “Telehealth: reaching out to newly injured spinal cord patients,” Public Health Reports, vol. 116, supplement 1, pp. 94–102, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  101. L. L. Pierce, G. L. Rupp, B. Hicks, and V. Steiner, “Meeting the educational needs for caregivers and survivors of stroke,” Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 75–90, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  102. S. Procter and A. Single, “Home telehealthcare: findings from a pilot study in North-east London,” British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Medical Informatics, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 10–13, 2006.
  103. A. Przybylski, J. Zakrzewska-Koperska, A. Maciag et al., “Technical and practical aspects of remote monitoring of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients in Poland—preliminary results,” Kardiologia Polska, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 505–511, 2009. View at Scopus
  104. C. Quinn, “Low-technology heart failure care in home health: improving patient outcomes,” Home Healthcare Nurse, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 533–540, 2006. View at Scopus
  105. J. Reis, B. McGinty, and S. Jones, “An e-learning caregiving program for prostate cancer patients and family members,” Journal of Medical Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 1–12, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  106. C. Safran, G. Pompilio-Weitzner, K. D. Emery, and L. Hampers, “Collaborative approaches to e-health: valuable for users and non-users,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 116, pp. 879–884, 2005.
  107. J. Sandberg, P. M. Trief, R. Izquierdo et al., “A qualitative study of the experiences and satisfaction of direct telemedicine providers in diabetes case management,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 742–750, 2009. View at Scopus
  108. S. Scalvini, E. Zanelli, L. Paletta et al., “Chronic heart failure home-based management with a telecardiology system: a comparison between patients followed by general practitioners and by a cardiology department,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 12, supplement 1, pp. 46–48, 2006. View at Scopus
  109. S. Scalvini, E. Zanelli, M. Volterrani et al., “A pilot study of nurse-led, home-based telecardiology for patients with chronic heart failure,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 113–117, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  110. K. A. Schwarz, L. C. Mion, D. Hudock, and G. Litman, “Telemonitoring of heart failure patients and their caregivers: a pilot randomized controlled trial,” Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 18–26, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  111. P. Sevean, S. Dampier, M. Spadoni, S. Strickland, and S. Pilatzke, “Patients and families experiences with video telehealth in rural/remote communities in Northern Canada,” Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 18, no. 18, pp. 2573–2579, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  112. S. Shea, R. S. Weinstock, J. A. Teresi et al., “A randomized trial comparing telemedicine case management with usual care in older, ethnically diverse, medically underserved patients with diabetes mellitus: 5 year results of the IDEATel study,” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 446–456, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  113. C. E. Smith, J. J. Cha, S. V. Kleinbeck, F. A. Clements, D. Cook, and J. Koehler, “Feasibility of in-home telehealth for conducting nursing research,” Clinical Nursing Research, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 220–233, 2002. View at Scopus
  114. C. E. Smith, E. R. Dauz, F. Clements et al., “Telehealth services to improve nonadherence: a placebo-controlled study,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 289–296, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  115. M. L. Stricklin, K. Lowe-Phelps, and R. J. McVey, “Home care patients' responses to point-of-care technology,” Home Healthcare Nurse, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 774–778, 2001. View at Scopus
  116. W. K. Tang, H. Chiu, J. Woo, M. Hjelm, and E. Hui, “Telepsychiatry in psychogeriatric service: a pilot study,” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 88–93, 2001.
  117. M. Terry, L. S. Halstead, P. O'Hare et al., “Feasibility study of home care wound management using telemedicine,” Advances in Skin & Wound Care, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 358–364, 2009. View at Scopus
  118. S. Torp, E. Hanson, S. Hauge, I. Ulstein, and L. Magnusson, “A pilot study of how information and communication technology may contribute to health promotion among elderly spousal carers in Norway,” Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 75–85, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  119. B. J. Wakefield, C. L. Bylund, J. E. Holman et al., “Nurse and patient communication profiles in a home-based telehealth intervention for heart failure management,” Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 285–292, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  120. N. van den Berg, T. Fiß, C. Meinke, R. Heymann, S. Scriba, and W. Hoffmann, “GP-support by means of AGnES-practice assistants and the use of telecare devices in a sparsely populated region in Northern Germany proof of concept,” BMC Family Practice, vol. 10, article 44, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  121. J. Varis, S. Karjalainen, K. Korhonen, M. Viigimaa, K. Port, and I. Kantola, “Experiences of telemedicine-aided hypertension control in the follow-up of Finnish hypertensive patients,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 764–769, 2009. View at Scopus
  122. P. Whitten, G. Doolittle, and M. Mackert, “Telehospice in Michigan: use and patient acceptance,” American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 191–195, 2004. View at Scopus
  123. P. Whitten and M. Mickus, “Home telecare for COPD/CHF patients: outcomes and perceptions,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 69–73, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  124. D. C. M. Willems, M. A. Joore, J. J. E. Hendriks, F. H. M. Nieman, J. L. Severens, and E. F. M. Wouters, “The effectiveness of nurse-led telemonitoring of asthma: results of a randomized controlled trial,” Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 600–609, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  125. J. M. Winters and J. M. Winters, “Videoconferencing and telehealth technologies can provide a reliable approach to remote assessment and teaching without compromising quality,” Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 51–57, 2007. View at Scopus
  126. D. C. Visco, T. Shalley, S. J. Wren et al., “Use of telehealth for chronic wound care: a case study,” Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 89–95, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  127. M. Vitacca, G. Assoni, P. Pizzocaro et al., “A pilot study of nurse-led, home monitoring for patients with chronic respiratory failure and with mechanical ventilation assistance,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 337–342, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  128. M. Vitacca, L. Bianchi, A. Guerra et al., “Tele-assistance in chronic respiratory failure patients: a randomised clinical trial,” European Respiratory Journal, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 411–418, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  129. M. Vitacca, A. Guerra, G. Assoni et al., “Weaning from mechanical ventilation followed at home with the aid of a telemedicine program,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 445–449, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  130. A. K. Woodend, H. Sherrard, M. Fraser, L. Stuewe, T. Cheung, and C. Struthers, “Telehome monitoring in patients with cardiac disease who are at high risk of readmission,” Heart and Lung, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 36–45, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  131. B. M. Wälivaara, S. Andersson, and K. Axelsson, “Views on technology among people in need of health care at home,” International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 158–169, 2009. View at Scopus
  132. L. Young, H. Siden, and S. Tredwell, “Post-surgical telehealth support for children and family care-givers,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 15–19, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  133. C. R. Charlton, K. S. Dearing, J. A. Berry, and M. J. Johnson, “Nurse practitioners’communication styles and their impact on patient outcomes: an integrated literature review,” Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, vol. 20, pp. 382–388, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  134. T. Botsis and G. Hartvigsen, “Current status and future perspectives in telecare for elderly people suffering from chronic diseases,” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 195–203, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  135. T. L. Williams, C. R. May, and A. Esmail, “Limitations of patient satisfaction studies in telehealthcare: a systematic review of the literature,” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 293–316, 2001. View at Scopus
  136. F. Ducharme, L. Beaudet, A. Legault, M.-J. Kergoat, L. Lévesque, and C. Caron, “Development of an intervention program for Alzheimer’s family caregivers following diagnostic disclosure,” Clinical Nursing Research, vol. 8, pp. 44–67, 2001.