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Effect of telehealth on quality of life and psychological outcomes over 12 months (Whole Systems Demonstrator telehealth questionnaire study): nested study of patient reported outcomes in a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial
This trial assessed the effect of second generation, home based
telehealth on health related quality of life, anxiety, and depressive
symptoms over 12 months in patients with long term conditions. It found
that differences between treatment groups were small and non-significant
for all outcomes. Telehealth did not improve quality of life or
psychological outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, diabetes, or heart failure over 12 months. These findings
suggest that home based telehealth was not effective compared with usual