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Haynes SC, Tancredi DJ, Tong K
Association of adherence to weight telemonitoring with health care use and death: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial.
This study examined if heart failure patients who had lower adherence to weight telemonitoring had higher hospitalization and death rates. This study was a post hoc secondary analysis of the Better Effectiveness After Transition-Heart Failure randomized clinical trial which included patients from 6 academic medical centers in California. Criteria for eligibility was if they were hospitalized for decompensated heart failure. Exclusion criteria included if they were discharged to a skilled nursing facility, were expected to improve because of a medical procedure, or did not have the cognitive or physical ability to participate. The trial compared a telemonitoring intervention with usual care for patients with heart failure after hospital discharge from October 12, 2011 to September 30, 2013. The cohort of 538 eligible participants had a mean age of 70.9, was 53.8% male and 50.7% white. Adherence got better from week to week, and they found that every increase in adherence by 1 day was associated with a 19% decrease in the rate of death the following week and an 11% decrease in the rate of hospitalization. However, weight adherence is unlikely to be a result of the telemonitoring intervention.
Citation: Haynes SC, Tancredi DJ, Tong K . Association of adherence to weight telemonitoring with health care use and death: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Netw Open 2020 Jul;3(7):e2010174. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.10174..
Keywords: Telehealth, Health Information Technology (HIT), Patient Adherence/Compliance, Obesity: Weight Management, Obesity, Heart Disease and Health, Cardiovascular Conditions, Hospitalization
Dolan PT, Afaneh C, Dakin G
Lessons learned from developing a mobile app to assist in patient recovery after weight loss surgery.
This study examines the outcomes of patients recovering from weight loss surgery using a newly developed mobile app to help them recover successfully. The enrolled patients used the app for 30 days from July 2017 to October 2018. As the app was being used, it was updated. Ten patients were enrolled in the trial period with four using the initial version and six with the updated version. All patients were satisfied with the app and liked the notifications of updates. In the trial version only one patient completed at least 70% of the surveys, but five completed the surveys for the updated version. Next steps for the researchers is to conduct a pilot study with a larger set of patients.
Citation: Dolan PT, Afaneh C, Dakin G . Lessons learned from developing a mobile app to assist in patient recovery after weight loss surgery. J Surg Res 2019 Dec;244:402-08. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.06.063..
Keywords: Obesity: Weight Management, Obesity, Surgery, Telehealth, Health Information Technology (HIT)