The retrospective approach was used to examine in-home monitoring records of CHF Telecare patients in a southeastern MI health care system. A total of 134 electronic medical records were examined over 0–30 days, 31–60 days and 61–90 days time frame. The independent variable is the level of intensity of in-home monitoring. The intervention group (n = 92) consisted of scripted, daily, in-home monitoring. The control group (n = 42) consisted of less than daily, audio-visual in-home monitoring. The dependent variables consisted of emergency department episodes, rehospitalizations and total hospital days lengths of stay. The study was approved by the Hospital Internal Board of Review and the University Of Phoenix Institutional Review Board. Data were collected from the electronic medical records and input into SPSS statistical software analysis. Non-parametric Mann Whitney tests were performed. No statistical significance was found between the scripted, daily monitored group and the less than daily audiovisual monitored group. The results suggest that there is no difference in health outcomes between daily, scripted in-home monitoring and less than daily, audio-visual in-home monitoring for CHF patients.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 73/03, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Congestive heart failure, In-home monitoring, Telehealth|
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