Pernille Heyckendorff Lilholt

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to evaluate the usability of the design of the telehealth system, named Telekit, developed for the Danish TeleCare North Trial, early into the design process in order to assess potential problems and limitations which could hinder its successful implementation. METHODS Five experts, including one who pilot-tested the Telekit system,(More)
The aim was to evaluate a redesigned version of Telekit--a telehealth system developed for the Danish TeleCare North Trial. Telekit is used in the management of care in patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This paper summarises the experience and the feedback received from six COPD-participants in terms of usability and(More)
BACKGROUND Several feasibility studies show promising results of telehealthcare on health outcomes and health-related quality of life for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and some of these studies show that telehealthcare may even lower healthcare costs. However, the only large-scale trial we have so far - the Whole System(More)
Detection of hypertension is traditionally a matter for the general practitioner, but an alternative detection scheme is home blood pressure measurement by patients, on patients' or doctors' decision. We designed and implemented a prototype software tool to provide information about hypertension, video instructions on correct home blood pressure measurement(More)
PURPOSE The Danish TeleCare North trial has developed a telehealth system, Telekit, which is used for self-management by patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Self-management is the engagement in one's own illness and health by monitoring and managing one's symptoms and signs of illness. The study examines the association(More)
The aim was to explore user experiences of using a telehealth system (Telekit) designed for the Danish TeleCare North trial. Telekit is designed for patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in order to manage the disease and support patient empowerment. This article sums up COPD-participants' user experiences in terms of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of telehealthcare compared with usual practice in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN A cluster-randomised trial with 26 municipal districts that were randomly assigned either to an intervention group whose members received telehealthcare in addition to usual practice or to a control group(More)
Patients suffering from heart diseases often face lifelong oral anticoagulant therapy. Traditionally, the patient's general practitioner takes care of the treatment. An alternative management scheme is a self-monitoring setup where the patient monitors and manages the oral treatment himself. Despite international evidence of reduced thrombosis risk and(More)