Critical appraisal:Demiris G, Doorenbos AZ, Towle C 2009

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Article being appraised

Demiris G, Doorenbos AZ, Towle C. Ethical considerations regarding the use of technology for older adults. The case of telehealth. Res Gerontol Nurs 2009 Apr;2(2):128-36 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20077974.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

other — service framework development report

Study aims:

identify the ethical considerations for use of telehealth in older adults

Number of Patients:

Not applicable

Reported outcome(s):

No outcomes reported



Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
High risk of bias Comments: this publication is a service report, with development of a cancer survivors support group via telehealth identifying considerations for services providing similar resources including privacy and confidentiality considerations
Size of effect
5 Reason for decision: no quantitative or qualitative analysis is reported. Patient preferences discussed as a 'scenario' but no direct reporting of patient feedback (e.g. survey outcomes)
Relevance of evidence
5 Additional comments: no quantitative or qualitative analysis is reported. Patient preferences discussed as a 'scenario' but no direct reporting of patient feedback (e.g. survey outcomes)
Result of appraisal

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Comments

include as a reference for a practice point, as authors refer to US Department of Health and Social Security law

Completed by

Belinda Morris


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Article
Demiris G, Doorenbos AZ, Towle C. Ethical considerations regarding the use of technology for older adults. The case of telehealth. Res Gerontol Nurs 2009 Apr;2(2):128-36 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20077974.
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