Development of a remote monitoring satisfaction survey and its use in a clinical trial with lung transplant recipients

Stanley M. Finkelstein, Kathleen MacMahon, Bruce R. Lindgren, William N. Robiner, Ruth Lindquist, Arin vanWormer, Marshall I. Hertz

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Abstract

We developed an instrument to measure the satisfaction of lung transplant recipients with home monitoring. The survey comprised 15 items, each scored on a five-point Likert-type scale (from strongly disagree to strongly agree). Three additional free-text items enabled subjects to provide comments. The survey had a scoring range of 15-75. In a test group of 43 patients, the internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was 0.93 overall for all questions. The intra-class correlation for scores from the same 27 patients approximately 2.5 months apart was 0.77 for the total score. The survey was used to evaluate subject satisfaction in a randomized controlled trial of a computerized algorithm for triaging lung transplant recipients. Surveys were mailed to 50 study subjects and were returned by 32 (64% return rate). Ninety percent of respondents were satisfied with the home monitoring programme and would recommend it to other patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

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Funding Information:
The study was partly funded by NIH grant R01 NR009212.

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