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Table 3 Comparison of what was monitored remotely and when in the included studies

From: Effectiveness of remote home monitoring for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): systematic review

Study

Frequency of monitoring

Symptoms

Medication use

Oxygen saturation

Respiratory rate

Spirometry

Heart rate

Blood pressure

Temperature

Weight

Exercise

RHM (smartphones, apps, tablets) vs no RHM

  Park 2020* [19]

• At least 4 times per week and when experiencing an exacerbation

• Exercises were only recorded on days patients exercised

       

  Boer 2019 [20]

• Every time patient experienced a change in disease symptoms or burden

 

  

  

  Walker 2018 [21]

• Daily

 

 

  

  Tabak 2014a [22]

• Daily

       

  Tabak 2014b [23]

• Daily

       

RHM (dedicated monitoring devices) vs no RHM

  Shany 2017* [24]

• Daily

 

 

  Vianello 2016 [25]

• Every other day and in the event of clinical worsening

• Symptoms and medication use were reported only when requested by healthcare provider

  

    

  Segrelles 2014 [26]

• Daily

  

 

   

  De San Miguel 2013 [27]

• Daily

 

  

 

  Jehn 2013 [28]

• Daily in the morning during a specified 2 h window

• Exercise was monitored weekly in the morning during a specified two-hour window

   

    

  Jodar-Sanchez 2013 [29]

• Daily

• Pulmonary function was measured twice a week

  

 

   

  Pare 2013 [30]

• Daily

        

  Chau 2012 [31]

• Daily (three times a day)

  

 

    

  Dinesen 2012 [32]

• As prescribed by physician

 

 

 

  Lewis  2010 [33]

• Daily (twice a day at specified times)

 

  

 

  

  Au 2015 [34]

• Daily

    

 

  Davis 2015 [35]

• Daily

 

  

 

 

RHM with feedback (phone calls, text messages) vs RHM with no feedback

  Sink 2018 [39]

• Daily

• Frequency reduced to twice a week if no worsening of symptoms for 30 consecutive days

• Frequency temporarily resumed to daily if breathing assessment detected a worsening in breathing

         

  Franke 2016 [37]

• Daily

         

  1. *Cross-over randomized trial