Telemonitoring and quality of life in patients after 12 months following a pacemaker implant: the nordland study, a randomised trial

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dc.contributor.author López Liria, Remedios
dc.contributor.author López Villegas, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Enebakk, Terje
dc.contributor.author Thunhaug, Hilde
dc.contributor.author Lappegard, Knut Tore
dc.contributor.author Catalán Matamoros, Daniel Jesús
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-16T16:17:11Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-16T16:17:11Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation López-Liria, R., López-Villegas, A., Enebakk, T., Thunhaug, H., Lappegård, K. T., Catalán-Matamoros, D. (2019). Telemonitoring and Quality of Life in Patients after 12 Months Following a Pacemaker Implant: the Nordland Study, a Randomised Trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11), 2001
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31422
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to analyse the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients followed up using a remote device-monitoring system (TM) compared to patients followed up through standard outpatient visits (HM), 12 months after the implantation of a pacemaker. This was a trial design that used the EuroQol-5D Questionnaire and the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHF). The HRQoL of a cohort of 50 consecutive patients randomly allocated to one of the two follow-up modalities was measured at baseline and then during follow-up, 12 months after the pacemaker implantation. Eventually, 23 patients were followed-up through standard outpatient visits, while 23 used a remote monitoring system. Results: The baseline clinical characteristics and health-related quality of life of the patients from both groups were observed to be statistically similar. Twelve months after the pacemaker implantation, both groups showed statistically significant improvements in the baseline parameters based on the MLHF. The patients followed up through hospital visits showed a greater increase in MLHF-HRQoL after 12 months, although the increase was not significantly greater than that of the TM group. Furthermore, the frequencies of emergency visits and re-hospitalisations did not differ between the groups.
dc.description.sponsorship This study has been funded by the European Economic Area Grant 008/ABELCM/2014A under research call “NILS Science and Sustainability Program”, 2014 and by the General Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation, Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain), PI/0256/2017, under research call “Development and Innovation Projects in the Field of Biomedicine and Health Sciences”, 2017.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights Reconocimiento 3.0 España
dc.rights © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Long term
dc.subject.other Pacemaker follow-up
dc.subject.other Quality of life
dc.subject.other Remote monitoring
dc.subject.other Telemedicine
dc.title Telemonitoring and quality of life in patients after 12 months following a pacemaker implant: the nordland study, a randomised trial
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.subject.eciencia Medicina
dc.subject.eciencia Ciencias de la Información
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16112001
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 11
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 13
dc.identifier.publicationtitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 16
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000025123
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