Telenursing in aged care: Systematic evidence of practice

Edirippulige, Sisira and Marasinghe, Rohana (2011). Telenursing in aged care: Systematic evidence of practice. In Jeffrey Soar, Rick Swindell and Philip Tsang (Ed.), Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide (pp. 269-281) New York: IGI Global.

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Author Edirippulige, Sisira
Marasinghe, Rohana
Title of chapter Telenursing in aged care: Systematic evidence of practice
Title of book Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide
Place of Publication New York
Publisher IGI Global
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
ISBN 9781615208258
Editor Jeffrey Soar
Rick Swindell
Philip Tsang
Chapter number 17
Start page 269
End page 281
Total pages 13
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Global ageing, combined with other challenges, has compelled health systems to explore new methods for providing health care. Telenursing, providing nursing care at a distance using new technologies, is identified as one alternative. The lack of evidence for the effectiveness of telenursing in aged care is a drawback for its wider use. The aim of this chapter is to review the evidence of randomised controlled trials (RCT) in geriatric telenursing practices. We performed a systematic literature review using the Ovid Medline and Pubmed databases on telenursing. A total of 62 articles were retrieved and 18 studies were selected for comprehensive analysis. The review found that the RCTs were conducted in different areas of geriatric telenursing and various information and communication technologies (ICT) were used in the interventions. Although robust evidence based on RCTs in aged care telenursing is yet to emerge, the majority of current studies suggest that telenursing is an effective tool.
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