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Table 4 Statements opposing the use of telemedical devices

From: Is telemonitoring an option against shortage of physicians in rural regions? attitude towards telemedical devices in the North Rhine-Westphalian health survey, Germany

answer categories no supervision additional costs no immediate feedback data protection
  men women men women men women men women
  n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
completely true 80 51.3 98 46.4 22 14.1 28 13.3 105 67.3 131 62.1 37 23.7 41 19.4
true 23 14.7 40 19.0 20 12.8 36 17.1 23 14.7 32 15.2 15 9.6 29 13.7
half/half 5 3.2 16 7.6 9 5.8 13 6.2 7 4.5 7 3.3 11 7.1 13 6.2
less true 22 14.1 24 11.4 47 30.1 64 30.3 8 5.1 19 9.0 41 26.3 59 28.0
not true 18 11.5 20 9.5 51 32.7 63 29.9 8 5.1 13 6.2 45 28.8 62 29.4
don't know 4 2.6 11 5.2 4 2.6 7 3.3 2 1.3 8 3.8 4 2.6 6 2.8
not specified 4 2.6 2 0.9 3 1.9 0 0.0 3 1.9 1 0.5 3 1.9 1 0.5
total* 156 100.0 211 100.0 156 100.0 211 100.0 156 100.0 211 100.0 156 100.0 211 100.0
  1. * 363 persons who have not used telemedical devices until the interview was conducted and disapproved the use plus 4 persons who already used those devices and dislike a repeated use (n = 367)