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Patient perspective on telemonitoring and implications for implementation

Lansink Rotgerink, F.K. and Slotman, E. (2020) Patient perspective on telemonitoring and implications for implementation.

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Abstract:Due to rising healthcare expenditure and increasing workload in the healthcare sector, there is a need for innovative strategies that enable the utilization of limited resources more efficiently. One solution might be post-operative telemonitoring, by which data of the patient are electronically transmitted between the patient’s home and the healthcare provider. Telemonitoring using a biosensor might be a solution to send patients home earlier after bariatric surgery. For effective implementation, the user perspective on this technology is important. However, studies about the patient perspective on post-operative telemonitoring are lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the perspective of bariatric patients on post-operative telemonitoring. The study population consisted of patients from the Vitalys clinic for obesity in Rijnstate hospital in the Netherlands. Data was collected by means of telephone interviews that were guided by a semi-structured interview guide. The topics in this guide were based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology and a literature search. Four themes were identified related to the patients’ perspective on post-operative telemonitoring. These included: comfort and safety, awareness and control, communication and assistance and privacy. Before implementing telemonitoring after bariatric surgery there are several terms and conditions which need to be considered.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine, 50 technical science in general
Programme:Health Sciences BSc (56553)
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