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Table 1 The Telescot studies

From: Implementing telemonitoring in primary care: learning from a large qualitative dataset gathered during a series of studies

  Telemonitoring Study Design Number in RCT Primary Outcome Patients interviewed Healthcare providers interviewed
1. COPD telemonitoring pilot [8] Observational and qualitative study (27 participants). Monitoring symptoms, O2 saturation and FEV1)    20 25
2. BP Telemonitoring trial (HITS) [9, 15] RCT of BP telemonitoring with nested qualitative study 401 Systolic BP significantly lower in intervention group 25 20
3. BP after stroke pilot trial [10] Pilot trial of BP telemonitoring plus qualitative study 55   16 (plus 23 in 3 focus groups) 4
4. COPD Trial [12, 16] RCT of COPD telemonitoring with qualitative evaluation 256 No difference in days to first hospital admission 38 31
5. Heart Failure [11] Qualitative study    18 5
6. Diabetes trial [13, 17] RCT of blood glucose and BP telemonitoring with qualitative evaluation 321 HbA1c and systolic BP significantly lower in intervention group 23 10
7. COPD “light touch” [14] Observational and qualitative study (51  participants)    20 14 (8 in focus group)