Technical and compliance considerations for mobile health self-monitoring of glucose and blood pressure for patients with diabetes

Istepanian, Robert and Sungoor, Ala (2009) Technical and compliance considerations for mobile health self-monitoring of glucose and blood pressure for patients with diabetes. In: 31st Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference; 02 - 06 Sep 2009, Minneapolis, U.S.. ISSN (print) 1557-170X

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Abstract

Self-monitoring of blood glucose is an integral part of diabetes care which may be extended to other biometrics. Cellular and short range communication technologies will be important for the routine usage of these systems. However, the issues of follow-up and patient compliance with these emerging systems have not been yet studied evaluated but could be critical to the adoption of these technologies. We evaluated the impact of mobile telemonitoring on the intensification of care on blood pressure control and exposure to hyperglycaemia in patients with diabetes. We randomised 137 patients with diabetes to either mobile telemonitoring (n = 72) or usual care patients (n = 65) for 9 months. In this paper we present some of the clinical results with focus on blood pressure control hypertension and highlight some of the technical and compliance issues that were encountered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: 31st Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference
Additional Information: Published in conference proceedings p. 5130-5133.
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Nursing and midwifery
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
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 09:10
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2012 11:06
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/9487

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