Computer-based programmes ('Interactive Health Communication Applications') for people with chronic disease
People with long term conditions have multiple needs, including information about their illness and the various treatment options; social support; support with making decisions; and help with achieving behaviour change, for example, changes in diet or exercise.
This review examined the types of technology available to facilitate self-management for people with diabetes and the impacts of this technology. It focuses on studies published into mobile phone and internet interventions and includes 14 studies published between 2008 and 2015. The review found that technological interventions were associated with improved blood sugar control, self-management behaviours and self-efficacy.
Home based telemedicine intervention for patients with uncontrolled hypertension: a real life - non-randomized study
Control of blood pressure is frequently inadequate in spite of availability of several classes of well tolerated and effective antihypertensive drugs. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Home-Based Telemedicine service in patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
The Nuffield Trust is leading one aspect of the evaluation of the Department of Health's large-scale pilot project, known as the ‘Whole System Demonstrators’, to test the benefits of integrated health and social care supported by assistive technologies like telecare and telehealth. This webpage contains a series of published articles setting out findings from the evaluation.