Timothy Xu, BS; Shreya Pujara, MD; Sarah Sutton, PharmD; Mary Rhee, MD, MSDisclosures
Prev Chronic Dis. 2018;15(1):e13
|Characteristic||Telehealth Patients With Type 1 Diabetes at Baseline (N = 32)a|
|Mean (SD) age, y||53.5|
|Primary care location|
|Mean (SD) body mass index, kg/m2||27.6|
|Mean (SD) duration of diabetes, y||24.7|
|Insulin pump use||75.0|
|Continuous glucose monitor use||18.8|
|Coronary Artery disease||25.0|
|Peripheral vascular disease||3.1|
aValues are percentages unless otherwise indicated.
|American Diabetes Association 2016 Guideline||Monitoring||Percentagea of Patients With Recommended Care at Baseline||Percentagea of Patients With Recommended Care at 6 Months||Percentagea of Patients With Recommended Care at 12 Months|
|Blood pressure||Every routine visit||100 (32 of 32)||100 (17 of 17)||100 (9 of 9)|
|Diabetic retinopathy eye exam||Every 1 year||93.7 (30 of 32)||94.1 (16 of 17)||100 (9 of 9)|
|Urine microalbumin-to-creatinine ratio||Every 1 year||81.3 (26 of 32)||88.2 (15 of 17)||88.9 (8 of 9)|
|Lipid panel (triglyceride, HDL, and LDL levels)||Every 1 year||100 (32 of 32)||100 (17 of 17)||100 (9 of 9)|
|Statin use||Eligibility: aged >40 y or history of CVD||88.9 (24 of 27)||100 (15 of 15)||87.5 (7 of 8)|
|Aspirin use||Eligibility: aged >50 or history of CVD||63.6 (14 of 22)||69.2 (9 of 13)||50.0 (1 of 2)|
Abbreviations: CVD, cardiovascular disease; HDL, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.aValues in parentheses are number of patients who adhered to recommendation out of total number.
|Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Survey Question||Median||Mean (SD)|
|I felt comfortable with the equipment used.||5.00||4.91 (0.29)|
|I was able to see the clinician clearly.||5.00||4.95 (0.21)|
|I was able to hear the clinician clearly.||5.00||5.00 (0)|
|There was enough technical assistance for my meeting with the clinician.||5.00||4.95 (0.21)|
|My relationship with the clinician was the same during this session as it is in person.||5.00||4.18 (1.01)|
|The location of the telehealth clinic is convenient for me.||5.00||4.68 (0.65)|
|My needs were met during the session.||5.00||4.95 (0.21)|
|I received good care during the session.||5.00||4.95 (0.21)|
|The telehealth clinic provided the care I expected.||5.00||4.95 (0.21)|
|Overall, I am satisfied with the telehealth session.||5.00||4.91 (0.29)|
|I would recommend this type of session to other veterans.||5.00||4.77 (0.75)|
|I would rather use telehealth to receive this service than travel long distance to see my provider.||5.00||4.59 (1.05)|
aPatient satisfaction was measured using a Likert Scale (from 1 through 5), where 1 indicated "strongly agree" and 5 indicated "strongly disagree."
Timothy Xu, BS1,2, Shreya Pujara, MD2, Sarah Sutton, PharmD3 and Mary Rhee, MD, MS2,4
1Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. 2Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. 3Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, Montgomery, Alabama. 4Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia.
Timothy Xu, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Email: email@example.com.
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