MeDiNa Pilot Study for Evaluation of the MeDiNa Concept of Homely Rehabilitation After Myocardial Infarction
In this study feasibility of the MeDiNa concept is looked at, which means telemedical services for homely rehabilitation. With the help of microsystems technology, the relevant vital signs are measured at the patient`s home, then transmitted to the MeDiNa- Homebox- Tablet PC (by bluetooth) and then transferred into a central database, the MeDiNa eHealth- portal (by HSDPA, UMTS). These parameters can be continuously monitored by authorized network participants such as the family doctor or the patients themselves. In future, beyond cost advantages this will help to supervise risk patients or inspire patients to take more care of their health during homely rehab.
Feasibility of Telemedical Home Monitoring
Patients With Myocardial Infarction
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Pilot Study for Evaluation of the MeDiNa Concept of Homely Rehabilitation of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction|
- Evaluation of feasibility of telemedical home monitoring with the MeDiNa concept with patients after myocard infarction post stationary who undergo homely rehab [ Time Frame: 8 weeks for each patient, about 6 months totally ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Patients are divided into two groups of 10 patients.The patients of group A undergo home monitoring for 4 weeks with the MeDiNa Homebox and afterwards 4 weeks without home monitoring. Group B starts vice versa (cross over, controlled intra-individually). During home monitoring with the MeDiNa Homebox patients measure vital parameters (weight, blood pressure, pulse, ECG) several times a day. The data are sent to the MeDiNa Homebox (by Bluetooth) and then to an Internet Portal (by USMB, HSDPA), to which the responsible authorized medicine will have access.
|Study Start Date:||September 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
10 patients who undergo home monitoring with the MeDiNa Homebox for 4 weeks and then 4 weeks without the MeDina Homebox
Group B starts without the MeDiNa Homebox for 4 weeks and then undergo Homemonitoring with the MeDiNa Homebox for 4 weeks.
Patients after myocard infarction who undergo homely rehab post stationary are divided into two groups of 10 patients each. The patients of group A undergo home monitoring for 4 weeks with the MeDiNa Homebox and afterwards 4 weeks without home monitoring. Group B starts vice versa, without home monitoring first and then undergoes home monitoring for 4 weeks (cross over,controlled intra-individually). During home monitoring with the MeDiNa Homebox patients measure vital parameters (weight, blood pressure, ECG (by chest strap including micro sensors), pulse and activity (also by chest strap including accelerometer) several times a day. The pseudonomized data which are transferred via the MeDiNa Homebox- Tablet PC to the MeDiNa eHealth Internet Portal (UMTS, HSDPA) to which the responsible authorized medicines will have access will be evaluated descriptively.
|Medical Clinic I, University Hospital Aachen|
|Aachen, NRW, Germany, 52074|
|Principal Investigator:||Stefan Krüger, PD Dr. med.||RWTH Aachen University, Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Vascular Medecine Aachen, NRW, Germany|