Comparison of Health Buddy® with Traditional Approaches to Heart Failure Management

Louise M LaFramboise, Catherine M. Todero, Lani M Zimmerman, Sangeeta Agrawal

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Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to (a) determine the feasibility of providing a heart failure disease management program through an in-home telehealth communication device (Health Buddy®) and (b) compare the effectiveness of the Health Buddy® with traditional home management strategies (telephonic, home visit) in achieving selected patient outcomes (self-efficacy, functional status, depression, and health-related quality of life). Ninety participants completed the study through 2 months. Thirty percent of participants were either eliminated prior to or withdrawn after enrollment from the study based on Health Buddy® issues. A mixed model ANOVA revealed those who received telephonic disease management experienced decreased confidence in their ability to manage their heart failure whereas all other groups experienced increased confidence. Further ANOVA analyses indicated improvement over time with no group differences for functional status, depression, or health-related quality of life. These findings suggest that delivering a disease management program through a telehealth communication device is feasible and may be as effective as traditional methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Disease Management
Heart Failure
Telemedicine
Analysis of Variance
Health
Quality of Life
Depression
Health Communication
Equipment and Supplies
House Calls
Aptitude
Self Efficacy
Heart Diseases
Communication

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Depression
  • Disease management
  • Functional status
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Heart failure
  • Self-efficacy
  • Telehealth

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Comparison of Health Buddy® with Traditional Approaches to Heart Failure Management. / LaFramboise, Louise M; Todero, Catherine M.; Zimmerman, Lani M; Agrawal, Sangeeta.

In: Family and Community Health, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.01.2003, p. 275-288.

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