Assessing exercise capacity using telehealth: a feasibility study in adults with cystic fibrosis

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Abstract

Provision of healthcare from a remote site may assist patients to access important services. We aimed to establish the feasibility of monitoring an assessment of exercise capacity using telehealth technology. METHODS: Adults with CF completed two 3-min step tests, monitored in-person or remotely via videoconferencing, in randomized order. Measurements were physiological responses to exercise, system usability, ease of clinician interaction, metronome acoustics, and participant comfort. RESULTS: Ten adults (5 male), mean ? SD age 32 ? 7 years, and FEV1 55.4 of predicted (range 38-90 of predicted), completed both tests. Participants reported good system usability, with a mean (95 CI) System Usability Scale score of 85.63 out of 100 (79.8 -91.5). Metronome acoustics were rated as significantly poorer remotely (P = .006). There were no differences in measurements of oxyhemoglobin saturation or heart rate between assessment settings. CONCLUSION: Exercise capacity assessment using the 3-min step test is feasible and accurate via remote videoconferencing in adults with CF. ? 2013 Daedalus Enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalRespiratory care
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Assessing exercise capacity using telehealth : a feasibility study in adults with cystic fibrosis. / Cox, Narelle; Alison, Jennifer A; Button, Brenda; Wilson, John W; Holland, Anne E.

In: Respiratory care, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2013, p. 286-290.

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