Acceptance of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04400448|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 22, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2020
Currently, due to the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, there is an imperative need to change the healthcare model. In this regard, telemedicine has proved very useful in health crises, in which there is a possibility of infection between people, offering remote access to medical care. Telemedicine has been used in many chronic diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, and appears to be well accepted by patients. However, few studies have been conducted in surgical services and in other diseases. Therefore, the aim of this study is to assess the level of acceptance of the patients, in this pandemic situation, to a telemedicine follow-up in different departments.
This is an observational, cross-sectional, multicenter and international study with prospective and retrospective data collection. To evaluate patients' acceptance, we used the validated questionnaire Telehealth usability questionnaire (TUQ). In addition, all patients will provide an overall satisfaction score for telemedicine on a scale from 1 to 5 (1=lowest; 5=highest satisfaction).
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||1 Month|
|Official Title:||Acceptance of Telemedicine in Outpatient Clinic Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic. An International, Cross-sectional Study|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||June 1, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 31, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 31, 2020|
- Acceptance of telemedicine [ Time Frame: 1 month ]Acceptance of telemedicine in consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic. To evaluate patients' acceptance, we used the validated questionnaire Telehealth usability questionnaire (TUQ) as a model. The resulting questionnaire has 10 questions.
- Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 1 month ]Global satisfaction score on a scale from1 to 5 (1=lowest; 5=highest satisfaction)