Evaluation of a mobile phone telemonitoring system for glycaemic control in patients with diabetes

Istepanian, Robert SH, Zitouni, Karima, Harry, Diane, Moutosammy, Niva, Sungoor, Ala, Tang, Bee and Earle, Kenneth A (2009) Evaluation of a mobile phone telemonitoring system for glycaemic control in patients with diabetes. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 15(3), pp. 125-128. ISSN (print) 1357-633X

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Abstract

We conducted a randomized controlled trial using mobile health technology in an ethnically diverse sample of 137 patients with complicated diabetes. Patients in the intervention group (n = 72) were trained to measure their blood glucose with a sensor which transmitted the readings to a mobile phone via a Bluetooth wireless link. Clinicians were then able to examine and respond to the readings which were viewed with a web-based application. Patients in the control arm of the study (n = 65) did not transmit their readings and received care with their usual doctor in the outpatient and/or primary care setting. The mean follow-up period was 9 months in each group. The default rate was higher in the patients in the intervention arm due to technical problems. In an intention-to-treat analysis there were no differences in HbA(1c) between the intervention and control groups. In a sub-group analysis of the patients who completed the study, the telemonitoring group had a lower HbA(1c) than those in the control group: 7.76% and 8.40%, respectively (P = 0.06).

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Computer science and informatics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (until 2011)
Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (until 2011) > Mobile Information and Network Technology (MINT) Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2010 12:36
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 12:30
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/11578

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