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Degree: 
MScN
Ruta's Role: 
Supervisor
Thesis Topic: 
A usability study of patients in their own homes as they set up a cardiac event loop record and Blackberry gateway for remote monitoring
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2011 - 2012 Masters Thesis

This article reports on a usability study of remote noninvasive cardiac testing in homes. We studied the Vitaphone 3100BT (Bluetooth®) event loop recorder (Vitaphone GmbH, Mannheim, Germany) and paired BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphone (Research In Motion, Ltd., Waterloo, ON, Canada). This study concluded that gender, age, and familiarity with technology seemed to influence the participants' abilities to successfully set up these devices and that sending the kit by mail appeared to be an acceptable strategy to provide remote noninvasive cardiac diagnostic services. This study provides a foundation for future research assessing usability of mobile healthcare technology.

This thesis can be accessed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22676379