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Technologies 2018, 6(1), 22; doi:10.3390/technologies6010022

Remote Care Technology: A Systematic Review of Reviews and Meta-Analyses

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Health Sciences School, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal
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IEETA-Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal
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CINTESIS-Center for Health Technology and Services Research, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal Medical Sciences Department, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal
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Medical Sciences Department, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal
This paper is an extended version of our paper in Proceedings of AAATE2017 Congress, Sheffield, UK, 13–14 September 2017; with permission from IOS Press.
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Received: 22 December 2017 / Revised: 5 February 2018 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 / Published: 10 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from AAATE2017 Congress)
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Objectives—To identify the technologies that are being used in the remote care of patients with chronic conditions, and their most relevant outcomes. Methods—A systematic review of reviews and meta-analyses. Results—Fifty-one systematic reviews and meta-analyses related to diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mental and behavioral diseases, cancer, hypertension, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic renal disease, and obesity were retrieved; these studies compared the use of remote care technology with usual care. Conclusion—Remote care technology has positive effects in various health-related outcomes, but further research is required to allow its use in clinical practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: remote care technology; home monitoring; chronic diseases remote care technology; home monitoring; chronic diseases
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Queirós, A.; Alvarelhão, J.; Cerqueira, M.; Silva, A.G.; Santos, M.; Pacheco Rocha, N. Remote Care Technology: A Systematic Review of Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Technologies 2018, 6, 22.

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