Have cochlear implant, won’t have to travel: introducing telemedicine to people using cochlear implants

Cullington, Helen and Kitterick, Pádraig T. and DeBold, Lisa and Weal, Mark and Clarke, Nicholas and Newberry, Eva and Aubert, Lisa (2016) Have cochlear implant, won’t have to travel: introducing telemedicine to people using cochlear implants. American Journal of Audiology, 25 . pp. 299-302. ISSN 1558-9137

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper describes a planned project to design, implement, and evaluate remote care for adults using cochlear implants and compare their outcomes with those following the standard care pathway.Method: Sixty people with cochlear implants will be recruited and randomized to either the remote care group or a control group. The remote care group will use new tools for 6 months: remote and self-monitoring, self-adjustment of device, and a personalized online support tool. The main outcome measure is patient empowerment, with secondary outcomes of hearing and quality of life stability, patient and clinician preference, and use of clinic resources.Conclusion: The clinical trial ends in summer 2016. Remote care may offer a viable method of follow-up for some adults with cochlear implants.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Clinical Neuroscience
Identification Number: 10.1044/2016_AJA-16-0018
Depositing User: Kitterick, Dr Padraig
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:46
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37812

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