Examining older adults’ perceptions of usability and acceptability of remote monitoring systems to manage chronic heart failure

Lorraine S. Evangelista, Debra K. Moser, Jung Ah Lee, Alison A. Moore, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Carol M. Mangione

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Abstract

Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility, usability, and acceptability of using remote monitoring systems (RMS) in monitoring health status (e.g., vital signs, symptom distress) in older adults (≥55) with chronic heart failure (HF). Method: Twenty-one patients (52.4% women, mean age 73.1 ± 9.3) were trained to measure and transmit health data with an RMS. Data transmissions were tracked for 12 weeks. Results: All participants initiated use of RMS within 1 week; 71%, 14%, and 14% of patients transmitted daily health data 100%, ≥75%, and <75% of the time, respectively, for 12 weeks. Overall usability and acceptability of the RMS were 4.08 ± 0.634 and 4.10 ± 0.563, respectively (when scored on a range of 1-5, where 1 = strongly disagree and 5 = strongly agree). Discussion: Findings show that an RMS-based intervention can be successfully implemented in a group of older patients with chronic HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Volume2015
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular diseases and risk
  • Chronic diseases
  • Health care disparity
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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