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Title: Remote monitoring to achieve self-management of diabetes mellitus
Author: Mushcab, Hayat S.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 3249
Awarding Body: Ulster University
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2016
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Diabetes mellitus is considered to be a global epidemic and a growing burden on public health. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. For that reason, along with the advancement in technology, healthcare providers are moving towards telemonitoring to identify self-management approaches as a means to address healthcare needs where patients live and shift the power and responsibility to them. This dissertation investigates the impact of remote monitoring on the management of diabetes mellitus. The primary research question was: does remote monitoring help achieve self-management of diabetes mellitus and improve the clinical outcome. A systematic review of the literature showed that remote monitoring is a promising tool yet implementation needs to be supported with more research and evidence. A prospective study was conducted to explore three different remote monitoring solutions to evaluate feasibility and establish the benefits of utilizing remote monitoring for self-managing type-2 diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, a retrospective evaluation of a large-scale telemonitoring solution was conducted to support the hypothesis and help addressing the question of this thesis. A theoretical underpinning of innovation adoption and diffusion and health behaviour change theories was developed to fully understand technology acceptance amongst users in relation to this thesis. This dissertation pragmatically discusses the methodological challenges a researcher would face during a clinical trial in a diabetes clinic.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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