Feasibility and impact of telemonitor-based depression care management for geriatric homecare patients. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Home Care Services
  • Patient Care Management
  • Telemedicine

abstract

  • Results of this pilot support the feasibility of using homecare's existing telemonitoring technology to deliver DCM to their elderly homebound patients. This was true for both English- and Spanish-speaking patients. Preliminary clinical outcomes suggest improvement in depression severity, although these findings require testing in a randomized clinical trial. Implications for the science and service of telehealth-based depression care for elderly patients are discussed.

publication date

  • October 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3208250

PubMed ID

  • 21780942

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 620

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 17

number

  • 8