Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Feb 15. pii: S0738-3991(18)30053-3.
- A systematic review identified 16 studies of telehealth delivered education to patients with chronic diseases.
- Telehealth modalities included the web, telephone, videoconference, and television delivered to patients with diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, irritable bowel syndrome and heart failure.
- In 11 of 16 studies, virtually delivered interventions significantly improved outcomes compared to control conditions. In the remaining 5 studies, virtual education showed comparable outcomes to the control conditions.