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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 1652-1660; doi:10.3390/s100301652

How Accurate Are Electronic Monitoring Devices? A Laboratory Study Testing Two Devices to Measure Medication Adherence

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Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 box 7001, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Heart Transplantation Program, University Hospitals of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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Received: 31 December 2009 / Revised: 2 February 2010 / Accepted: 25 February 2010 / Published: 2 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering - 2009)
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In a prospective descriptive laboratory study, 25 Helping Hand™ (HH) (10 without and 15 with reminder system) and 50 Medication Event Monitoring Systems (MEMS) (25 with 18-month and 25 with 2-year battery life) were manipulated twice daily following a predefined protocol during 3 consecutive weeks. Accuracy was determined using the fixed manipulation scheme as the reference. Perfect functioning (i.e., total absence of missing registrations and/or overregistrations) was observed in 70% of the HH without, 87% of the HH with reminder, 20% MEMS with 18 months, and 100% with 2-year battery life respectively.
Keywords: electronic monitoring; accuracy; laboratory study; adherence behaviour electronic monitoring; accuracy; laboratory study; adherence behaviour
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De Bleser, L.; De Geest, S.; Vandenbroeck, S.; Vanhaecke, J.; Dobbels, F. How Accurate Are Electronic Monitoring Devices? A Laboratory Study Testing Two Devices to Measure Medication Adherence. Sensors 2010, 10, 1652-1660.

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