Asthma

Asthma: Introduction

Asthma: Introduction

Asthma is estimated to affect 2.5 million Canadians, with prevalence slightly higher among females […]

Asthma: Key Messages

Asthma: Key Messages

Uptake of home telehealth varies significantly and may decline over time.   Home telehealth appears to be as effective as usual care in improving lung function and reducing symptoms.   There is strong evidence that home telehealth can improve medication adherence, an important component of self-management.  However, there is insufficient evidence of effects on self-efficacy […]

Asthma: Scope of Literature

Asthma: Scope of Literature

This review sought to collect and interpret the evidence on home-based telehealth for management of asthma. We looked at 3 areas […]

Asthma: Intervention Design and Implementation

Asthma: Intervention Design and Implementation

Home telehealth is used to help people with asthma reduce their symptoms and improve their self-management ability. Patients can use home telehealth devices to transmit information about their health status to providers or an automated system […]

Asthma: Patient Outcomes

Asthma: Patient Outcomes

There is strong evidence that home telehealth is at least as effective as usual care in significantly improving lung function and reducing asthma symptoms. There is moderate evidence that it tends to be more effective, but under-reporting of significance levels for between-group comparisons makes it difficult to establish clinical superiority […]

Asthma: Provider Outcomes

Asthma: Provider Outcomes

Nurses tend to be in charge of managing home telehealth interventions. Patient-to-provider contact is generally asynchronous; the patient transmits data to a central server and the provider views this information at their leisure […]

Asthma: System Outcomes

Asthma: System Outcomes

The economic effects of home telehealth can be discussed using direct or indirect measures of costs and cost savings. Direct measures include figures such as cost per patient, cost per telehealth unit, and annual costs […]

Asthma: Works Cited

Asthma: Works Cited

Pinnock H, Slack R, Pagliari C, Price D, Sheikh A (2007). Understanding the potential role of mobile phone-based monitoring on asthma self-management: qualitative study. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 37: 794-802. Prabhakaran, L.; Chee, W.Y.; Chua, K.C.; Abisheganaden, J.; & Wong, W.M. (2010). The use of text messaging to improve asthma control: a pilot study using […]

Asthma: Master Table

Asthma: Master Table

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