Cristin-resultat-ID: 1065811
Sist endret: 7. februar 2014 16:00
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2013
Vitenskapelig artikkel

Long-term telerehabilitation of COPD patients in their homes: interim results from a pilot study in Northern Norway

  • Paolo Zanaboni
  • Linda Aarøen Lien
  • Audhild Hjalmarsen og
  • Richard Wootton


Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
ISSN 1357-633X
e-ISSN 1758-1109
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Publisert online: 2013
Trykket: 2013
Volum: 19
Hefte: 7
Sider: 425 - 429


Isi-ID: 000326680800014

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Long-term telerehabilitation of COPD patients in their homes: interim results from a pilot study in Northern Norway


We investigated the feasibility of a long-term telerehabilitation service for COPD patients comprising exercise training at home, telemonitoring and education/self-management. The service was offered as a 2-year follow-up programme by a physiotherapist. Equipment included a treadmill, a pulse oximeter and a tablet computer. Participants had weekly videoconference sessions with the physiotherapist. A website was used to access a training programme and to fill in a daily diary and a training diary. Ten patients with moderate or severe COPD participated in a pilot study in Northern Norway. After more than one year, all participants were still participating actively and no drop-outs had occurred. On average, there were 2.0 training sessions/week, 3.3 measurements/week registered via the website and 0.5 videoconference contacts/week. There was a reduction of 27% in the COPD-related hospital costs. Feedback from the participants was very positive. Long-term telerehabilitation of COPD patients at home is feasible and interim results suggest that it reduces healthcare utilization.


Paolo Zanaboni

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF

Linda Aarøen Lien

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Skibotn ved LHL-klinikkene

Audhild Hjalmarsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Hjerte- og lungeklinikken ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF

Richard Wootton

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Kvalitets- og utviklingssenteret ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Telemedisin og e-helse ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet
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