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Personal characteristics and the law of attrition in randomized controlled trials of eHealth services for self-care

Blanson Henkemans OA et al, Gerontechnology, 10(3)

Contribute to understanding of determinants of attrition in Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) on eHealth services for self-care and to developing a strategy to attend to them.

RCTs are considered the “gold standard” in empirical research on medical interventions. However, RCTs of eHealth services for self-care are often faced with Eysenbach’s Law of Attrition; that is, the phenomenon of people dropping out of the study early or being unavailable for follow-up studies.
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4 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Tag(s): Health Care, phr, selfcare, trials

Health information technology: how we got where we are

McSpadden C, Spiro S. The Consultant Pharmacist, 26(3)

Consultant and senior care pharmacists probably have already encountered some sort of health information technology (HIT) system in one or more of the facilities they service, whether it is an electronic medication administration record or some version of an electronic health record (EHR).
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20 March 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): e-prescribing, emr, Health Care, Health Information Technology, Meaningful Use, pharmacist

A systematic review of digital interactive television systems and their applications in the health and social care fields

Blackburn S et al, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2011

We conducted a systematic review of the applications and technical features of digital interactive television (DITV) in the health and social care fields. The Web of Knowledge and IEEE Xplore databases were searched for articles published between January 2000 and March 2010 which related to DITV systems facilitating the communication of information to/from an individual’s home with either a health or social care application. Out of 1679 articles retrieved, 42 met the inclusion criteria and were selected for review. An additional 20 articles were obtained from online grey literature sources. Twenty-five DITV systems operating in health and social care were identified, including seven commercial systems.
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20 March 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Tag(s): Applications, Health Care, social care, TV

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