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Do telemedical interventions improve quality of life in patients with COPD? A systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#26 of 1,794)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Title
Do telemedical interventions improve quality of life in patients with COPD? A systematic review
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s96079
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Authors

Charlotte Suppli Ulrik, Thorbjørn Lomholt Gregersen, Allan Green, Ejvind Frausing, Thomas Ringbæk, Eva Brøndum

Abstract

Telehealth is an approach to disease management, which may hold the potential of improving some of the features associated with COPD, including positive impact on disease progression, and thus possibly limiting further reduction in quality of life (QoL). Our objective was, therefore, to summarize studies addressing the impact of telehealth on QoL in patients with COPD. Systematic review. A series of systematic searches were carried out using the following databases: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and ClinicalTrials.gov (last updated November 2015). A predefined search algorithm was utilized with the intention to capture all results related to COPD, QoL, and telehealth published since year 2000. Primary outcome was QoL, assessed by validated measures. Out of the 18 studies fulfilling the criteria for inclusion in this review, three studies found statistically significant improvements in QoL for patients allocated to telemedical interventions. However, all of the other included studies found no statistically significant differences between control and telemedical intervention groups in terms of QoL. Telehealth does not make a strong case for itself when exclusively looking at QoL as an outcome, since statistically significant improvements relative to control groups have been observed only in few of the available studies. Nonetheless, this does not only rule out the possibility that telehealth is superior to standard care with regard to other outcomes but also seems to call for more research, not least in large-scale controlled trials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 131 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 15%
Student > Master 19 14%
Researcher 15 11%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Unspecified 9 7%
Other 32 24%
Unknown 27 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 13%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Unspecified 9 7%
Psychology 7 5%
Other 27 20%
Unknown 35 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 38. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2018.
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#523,876
of 14,972,555 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#26
of 1,794 outputs
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#14,689
of 263,398 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#2
of 65 outputs
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