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Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programmes for patients with chronic heart failure

  1. Sally C Inglis1,*,
  2. Robyn A Clark2,
  3. Finlay A McAlister3,
  4. Jocasta Ball1,
  5. Christian Lewinter4,
  6. Damien Cullington4,
  7. Simon Stewart1,
  8. John GF Cleland4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Heart Group

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 20 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007228.pub2


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Inglis SC, Clark RA, McAlister FA, Ball J, Lewinter C, Cullington D, Stewart S, Cleland JGF. Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programmes for patients with chronic heart failure. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD007228. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007228.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Preventative Health, Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Alberta, Division of General Internal Medicine, Edmonton, Canada

  4. 4

    Castle Hill Hospital, Academic Unit of Cardiology, East Yorkshire, UK

*Sally C Inglis, Preventative Health, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia. sally.inglis@uts.edu.au.

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Angermann 2007 {published and unpublished data}
  • Angermann CE, Stork S, Gelbrich G, Faller H, Jahns R, Frantz S, et al. Abstract 2709: a prospective randomised trial comparing the efficacy of a standardised supraregionally transferable program for monitoring and education of patients with systolic heart failure with usual care: the Interdisciplinary Network for Heart failure (INH) study. Circulation 2007;116(II_601).
Antonicelli 2008 {published data only}
  • Antonicelli R, Testarmata P, Spazzafumo L, Gagliardi C, Bilo G, Valentini M, et al. Impact of telemonitoring at home on the management of elderly patients with congestive heart failure. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2008;14(6):300-5.
Balk 2008 {published data only}
  • Balk AHMM, Davidse W, van Dommelen P, Klaassen E, Caliskan K, van der Burg P, et al. Tele-guidance of chronic heart failure patients enhances knowledge about the disease. European Journal of Heart Failure 2008;10(11):1136-42.
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Barth 2001 {published data only}
  • Barth V. A nurse-managed discharge program for congestive heart failure patients: outcomes and costs. Home Health Care Management and Practice 2001;13(6):436-43.
Blum 2007 (MCCD) {published and unpublished data}
  • Blum K, Gottlieb SS. Morbidity and mortality benefits of reliable instrumental support. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2007;13(6 Suppl. 2):S164.
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Capomolla 2004 {published data only}
  • Capomolla S, Pinna G, La Rovere MT, Maestri R, Ceresa M, Ferrari M, et al. Heart failure case disease management program: a pilot study of home telemonitoring versus usual care. European Heart Journal 2004;6(Suppl F):F91-F98.
Cleland 2005 (Telemon) {published data only}
  • Cleland JG. The trans-European network - home care management system (TEN-HMS) study: an investigation of the effect of telemedicine on outcomes in Europe. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 2006;14(Suppl 1):23-8.
  • Cleland JGF, Louis AA, Rigby AS, Janssen U, Balk AHMM, for the Trans-European Network-Home-Care Management System (TENS-HMS) Study. Noninvasive home telemonitoring for patients with heart failure at high risk of recurrent admission and death. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005;45(10):1654-64.
  • Louis AA, Balk A, Janssens U, Westerteicher C, Cleland JG. Patient acceptance and satisfaction of home telemonitoring in the management of heart failure: TENS-HMS. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2002;19:537A.
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  • Zhang J. Predicting hospitalisation due to worsening heart failure using daily weight measurement: an analysis of the Trans-European-Netwrok-Home-Care Management System (TEM-HMS) Study. European Journal of Heart Failure 2009;11:420-7.
Cleland 2005(Struct Tele) {published data only}
  • Cleland JG. The trans-European network - home care management system (TEN-HMS) study: an investigation of the effect of telemedicine on outcomes in Europe. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 2006;14 (Suppl 1):23-8.
  • Cleland JGF, Louis AA, Rigby AS, Janssen U, Balk AHMM, for the Trans-European Network-Home-Care Management System (TENS-HMS) Study. Noninvasive home telemonitoring for patients with heart failure at high risk of recurrent admission and death. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005;45(10):1654-64.
  • Louis AA, Balk A, Janssens U, Westerteicher C, Cleland JG. Patient acceptance and satisfaction of home telemonitoring in the management of heart failure: TENS-HMS. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2002;19:537A.
  • Robinson S, Stroetmann K, Stroetmann V. Tele-homecare for chronically-ill patients: improved outcomes and new developments. The Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare 2004;2(4):251-62.
  • Zhang J. Predicting hospitalisation due to worsening heart failure using daily weight measurement: an analysis of the Trans-European-Netwrok-Home-Care Management System (TEM-HMS) Study. European Journal of Heart Failure 2009;11:420-7.
de Lusignan 2001 {published data only}
  • de Lusignan S. A controlled pilot study in the use of telemedicine in the community on the management of heart failure: a report of the first three months. In: Nerlich M, Kretschmer R editor(s). The Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Management. IOS, 1999.
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DeBusk 2004 {published data only}
  • DeBusk RF, Miller NH, Parker KM, Bandura A, Kraemer HC, Cher DJ, et al. Care management for low-risk patients with heart failure: a randomised, controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 2004;141(8):606-13.
DeWalt 2006 {published data only}
  • DeWalt DA, Malone RM, Bryant ME, Kosnar MC, Corr KE, Rothman RL, et al. A heart failure self-management program for patients of all literacy levels: a randomised, controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research 2006;13(6):30.
Galbreath 2004 {published data only}
  • Correction to: Long-term healthcare and cost outcomes of disease management in a large, randomized, community-based population with heart failure. Circulation 2006;113(3):e48.
  • Galbreath AD, Krasuski RA, Smith B, Stajduhar KC, Kwan MD, Ellis R, et al. Long-term healthcare and cost outcomes of disease management in a large, randomised, community-based population with heart failure. Circulation 2004;110:3518-3526.
  • Smith B, Forkner E, Zaslow B, Krasuski RA, Stajduhar K, Kwan M, et al. Disease management produces limited quality-of-life improvements in patients with congestive heart failure: evidence from a randomised trial in community- dwelling patients. American Journal of Managed Care 2005;11:701-703.
  • Smith B, Hughes-Cromwick PF, Forkner E, Galbreath AD. Cost-effectiveness of telephonic disease management in heart failure. American Journal of Managed Care 2008;14(2):106-15.
Gattis 1999 (PHARM) {published data only}
  • Gattis WA, Hasselblad V, Whellan DJ, O'Connor CM. Reduction in heart failure events by the addition of a clinical pharmacist to the heart failure management team. Archives of Internal Medicine 1999;159:1939-45.
GESICA 2005 (DIAL) {published data only}
  • GESICA Investigators. Randomised trial of telephone intervention in chronic heart failure: DIAL trial. British Medical Journal 2005;331(7514):425.
  • Grancelli H, Varini S, Ferrante D, Schwartzman R, Zambrano C, Soifer S, Nul D, Doval H, GESICA Investigators. Randomized trial of telephone intervention in chronic heart failure (DIAL): study design and preliminary observations. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2003;9(3):172-9.
  • Grancelli HO. Disease management programs in heart failure: findings of the DIAL study. Revista Espanola de Cardiologia 2007;60(Suppl 3):15-22.
Giordano 2009 {published data only}
  • Giordano A, Scalvini S, Zanelli E, Corrà U, Longobardi GL, Ricci VA, et al. Multicentre randomised trial on home-based telemanagement to prevent hospital readmission of patients with chronic heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology 2009;131(2):192-9.
  • Scalvini S, Zanelli E, Corra U, Ricci VA, Longobardi GL, Giordano A. 243 multicenter randomised trial on home based tele-management to prevent hospital readmission of patients with chronic heart failure. European Journal of Heart Failure 2008;7(Suppl 1):57.
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Goldberg 2003 (WHARF) {published data only}
  • Goldberg LR, Piette JD, Walsh MN, Frank TA, Jaski BE, Smith AL, et al. Randomized trial of a daily electronic home monitoring system in patients with advanced heart failure: the Weight Monitoring in Heart Failure (WHARF) trial. American Heart Journal 2003;146(4):705-12.
  • Jones NA, Frankel DS, Piette JD, Goldberg LR. Abstract 3277: withdrawal of a technology-based daily weight monitoring system in patients with advanced heart failure eliminates mortality benefit. Circulation 2007;116(II_737-II_738).
Kielblock 2007 {published and unpublished data}
  • Blasius M. P4874 Impact of telemetric management on overall treatment costs and mortality rate among patients with chronic heart failure. European Heart Journal 2008;29(Suppl 1):856.
  • Kielblock B, Frye Ch, Kottmair S, Hudler T, Siegmund-Schultze E, Middeke M. Impact of telemetric management on overall treatment costs and mortality rate among patients with chronic heart failure [Einfluss einer telemedizinisch unterstützten Betreuung auf Gesamtbehandlungskosten und Mortalität bei chronischer Herzinsuffizienz]. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 2007;132(9):417-22.
Krum 2009 (CHAT) {published and unpublished data}
  • Clark RA. Adherence, adaptation and acceptance of elderly chronic heart failure patients to receiving healthcare via telephone-monitoring. European Journal of Heart Failure 2007;9:1104-11.
  • Cleland JGF, Coletta AP, Torabi A, Clark AL. Clinical trials update from the European Society of Cardiology heart failure meeting 2009 CHANCE, B-Convinced, CHAT, CIBIS-ELD, and Signal-HF. European Journal of Heart Failure 2009;11(8):802-5. [DOI: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfp102]
  • Tonkin A, Yallop J, Driscoll A, Forbes A, Croucher J, Chan B, et al. Does telephone support of the rural and remote patients with heart failure improve clinical outcomes?: results of the Chronic Heart Failure Assistance by Telephone (CHAT) study. Heart Lung Circulation 2009;18S(Suppl 1):S105.
  • Yallop J, Chan B, Piterman P, Tonkin A, Forbes A, Davidson PM, et al. The Chronic Heart-failure Assistance by Telephone (CHAT) study: a new model of care to support aging rural patients with chronic disease. Asian Pacific Family Medicine 2006;5(2).
  • Yallop J, Clark RA, Chan B, Croucher J, Wilson A, Sellar B, et al. CHAT-a study of a nurse-led system of care. Australian Nursing Journal 2006;14:19.
Laramee 2003 {published data only}
  • Laramee AS, Levinsky SK, Sargent J, Ross R, Callas P. Case management in a heterogenous congestive heart failure population: a randomised controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine 2003;163(7):809-17.
Mortara 2009 (Struct Tele) {published and unpublished data}
  • Capomolla S, Pinna G, Maestri R, Ferrari M, Ceresa M. The telemonitoring service [Il servizio di telemonitoraggoio]. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 2005;64(2):135-6.
  • Mortara A, Pinna GD, Capomolla S, Johnson P, La Rovere MT, Ponikowski P, et al. P2160 a new telemonitoring system in heart failure: preliminary data from the multi-country randomized study HHH (Home or Hospital in Heart Failure). European Heart Journal 2006;27(Suppl 1):S345.
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  • Mortara A, Pinna GD, Johnson P, Maestri R, Capomolla S, LaRovere MT, et al. Home telemonitoring in heart failure patients: the HHH study (Home of Hospital in Heart Failure). European Journal of Heart Failure 2009;11:312-8.
  • Pinna GD. Home telemonitoring of respiratory activity and heart rate variability in chronic heart failure patients: the challenge of the home or hospital in heart failure project. Computers in Cardiology 2003;30:197-200.
  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Andrews D, Witkowski T, Capomolla S, Scanferlato JL, et al. Home telemonitoring of vital signs and cardiorespiratory signals in heart failure patients: system architecture and feasibility of the HHH model. International Journal of Cardiology 2007;120(3):371-9.
  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Capomolla S, La Rovere MT, Andrews D, Johnson P, et al. Home telemonitoring of vital signs and cardiorespiratory signals in chronic heart failure patients. Conference Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering. 2003:34-35. [DOI: 10.1109/APBME.2003.1302570]
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  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Gobbi E, Capomolla S, Campana C, Emdin M, et al. Long-term monitoring of sleep apnea at home in heart failure patients: preliminary results from the HHH study. Conference Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2004; Vol. 5:3874-7.
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Mortara 2009 (Telemon) {published and unpublished data}
  • Capomolla S, Pinna G, Maestri R, Ferrari M, Ceresa M. The telemonitoring service [Il servizio di telemonitoraggoio]. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 2005;64(2):135-6.
  • Mortara A, Pinna GD, Capomolla S, Johnson P, La Rovere MT, Ponikowski P, et al. P2160 a new telemonitoring system in heart failure: preliminary data from the multi-country randomized study HHH (Home or Hospital in Heart Failure). European Heart Journal 2006;27(Suppl 1):S345.
  • Mortara A, Pinna GD, Capomolla S, Johnson P, La Rovere MT, Ponikowski P, et al. P358 a multi-country randomised trial of the role of a new telemonitoring system in CHF: the HHH Study (Home or Hospital in Heart Failure): preliminary data. European Heart Journal 2005;26(Suppl 1):20.
  • Mortara A, Pinna GD, Capomolla S, Maestri R, Johnson P, La Rovere MT, et al. Rehabilitation and models of domiciliary care of patients with chronic heart failure: preliminary results of the HHH study [Riabilitazione e modelli di gestione domiciliare del paziente con scompenso cardiaco cronico: risultati preliminari dello studio HHH]. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 2005;64(2):143-5.
  • Mortara A, Pinna GD, Johnson P, Maestri R, Capomolla S, LaRovere MT, et al. Home telemonitoring in heart failure patients: the HHH study (Home of Hospital in Heart Failure). European Journal of Heart Failure 2009;11:312-8.
  • Pinna GD. Home telemonitoring of respiratory activity and heart rate variability in chronic heart failure patients: the challenge of the home or hospital in heart failure project. Computers in Cardiology 2003;30:197-200.
  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Andrews D, Witkowski T, Capomolla S, Scanferlato JL, et al. Home telemonitoring of vital signs and cardiorespiratory signals in heart failure patients: system architecture and feasibility of the HHH model. International Journal of Cardiology 2007;120(3):371-9.
  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Capomolla S. Domiciliary telemonitoring of vital and cardiorespiratory signs of the HHH project [Telemonitoraggio domestico di segni vitali e cardiorespiratori: la sfida del progetto HHH]. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 2005;64(2):145-7.
  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Capomolla S, La Rovere MT, Andrews D, Johnson P, et al. Home telemonitoring of vital signs and cardiorespiratory signals in chronic heart failure patients. Conference Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering. 2003:34-35. [DOI: 10.1109/APBME.2003.1302570]
  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Gobbi E, Capomolla S, Campana C, Emdin M, et al. Long-term monitoring of sleep apnea at home in heart failure patients: preliminary results from the HHH study. Conference Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2004; Vol. 5:3874-7.
  • Pinna GD, Maestri R, Roma M, Scanferlato JL, Giordano A, Comazzi F. Home telemonitoring of chronic heart failure patients: novel system architecture of the home or hospital study. Computers in Cardiology 2003;30:105-8.
Rainville 1999 {published data only}
  • Rainville EC. Impact of pharmacist intervention on hospital readmissions for heart failure. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 1999;56:1339-42.
Ramachandran 2007 {published data only}
  • Ramachandran K, Husain N, Maikhuri R, Seth S, Vij A, Kumar M, et al. Impact of a comprehensive telephone-based disease management programme on quality-of-life in patients with heart failure. The National Medical Journal of India 2007;20(2):67-73.
Riegel 2002 {published data only}
  • Riegel B, Carlson B, Kopp Z, LePetri B, Glaser D, Unger A. Effect of a standardized nurse case-management telephone intervention on resource use in patients with chronic heart failure. Archives of Internal Medicine 2002;162(6):705-12.
Riegel 2006 {published data only}
  • Riegel B. Standardized telephonic case management in a Hispanic heart failure population: an effective intervention. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 2002;10(4):241-9.
  • Riegel B, Carlson B, Glaser D, Romero T. Randomized controlled trial of telephone case management in Hispanics of Mexican origin with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2006;12(3):211-9.
Sisk 2006 {published data only}
  • Hebert PL, Sisk JE, Wang JJ, Tuzzio L, Casablanca JM, Chassin MR, et al. Cost-effectiveness of nurse-led disease management for heart failure in an ethnically diverse urban community. Annals of Internal Medicine 2008;149:540-8.
  • Sisk J, Hebert P, Horowitz C, McLaughlin MA, Wang J, Tuzzio L. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of nurse-management to improve heart-failure care in minority communities. Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) 2004;1:111.
  • Sisk JE, Hebert PL, Horowitz CR, McLaughlin MA, Wang JJ, Chassin MR. Effects of nurse management on the quality of heart failure care in minority communities: a randomised trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 2006;145(4):273-83.
Soran 2008 {published data only}
  • Soran O, Piña IL, Lamas GA, Kelsey SF, Selzer F, Pilotte J, et al. Randomized clinical trial of the clinical effects of enhanced heart failure monitoring using a computer-based telephonic monitoring system in older minorities and women. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2007;13(9):793.
  • Soran OZ, Piña IL, Lamas GA, Kelsey SF, Selzer F, Pilotte J, et al. A randomised clinical trial of the clinical effects of enhanced heart failure monitoring using a computer-based telephonic monitoring system in older minorities and women. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2008;114(9):711-7.
  • Soran OZ, Piña IL, Lamas GA, Kelsey SF, Selzer F, Pilotte J, et al. Impact of a sophisticated computer based telephonic heart failure monitoring system on quality of life in patients with heart failure (Abstract #1012-151). Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2008;51:A236-A270.
Tsuyuki 2004 {published data only}
  • Tsuyuki RT, Fradette M, Johnson JA, Bungard TJ, Eurich DT, Ashton T, et al. A multicenter disease management program for hospitalised patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2004;10(6):473-80.
Villani 2007 (ICAROS) {published and unpublished data}
  • Villani A, Malfatto G, Della Rosa F, Branzi G, Boarin S, Borghi C, et al. Disease management for heart failure patients: role of wireless technologies for telemedicine: the ICAROS project. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia 2007;8:107-17.
Wakefield 2008 {published data only}
  • Wakefield BJ, Bylund CL, Holman JE, Ray A, Scherubel M, Kienzle MG, et al. Nurse and patient communication profiles in a home-based telehealth intervention for heart failure management. Patient Education and Counseling 2008;71(2):285-92.
  • Wakefield BJ, Ward MM, Holman JE, Ray A, Scherubel M, Burns TL, et al. Evaluation of home telehealth following hospitalizations for heart failure: a randomised trial. Telemedicine Journal and E-Health 2008;4(8):753-61.
Woodend 2008 {published and unpublished data}
  • Woodend A, Sherrard H, Fraser M, Stuewe L, Haddad H, Cheung T, et al. Getting connected: tele-home care for patients with heart disease. Canadian Journal of Health Economics 2003;52(2):19-28.
  • Woodend KA, Sherrard H, Fraser M, Stuewe L, Cheung T, Struthers C. Telehome monitoring in patients with cardiac disease who are at high risk of readmission. Heart and Lung 2008;37:36-45.
Zugck 2008 (HiTel) {published and unpublished data}
  • Zugck C, Frankenstein L, Nelles M, Froehlich H, Schellberg D, Cebola R, et al. 52 Telemedicine reduces hospitalisation rates in patients with chronic heart failure: results of the randomised HiTel trial. European Journal of Heart Failure Supplement 2008;7(Suppl 1):9.
  • Zugck C, Nelles M, Frankenstein L, Schultz C, Helms T, Korb H, et al. Telemonitoring in chronic heart failure patients: which diagnostic finding prevents hospital readmission? [Telemedizinisches Monitoring bei herzinsuffizienten Patienten: welche Befundkonstellation verhindert die stationäre Wiedereinweisung?]. Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie 2005;16(3):176-82.

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  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Akosah 2005 {published data only}
  • Akosah KO, Schaper AM, Haus LM, Mathiason MA, Barnhart SI, McHugh VL. Improving outcomes in heart failure in the community: long-term survival benefit of a disease-management program. Chest 2005;127(6):2042-8.
Albanese 2001 {published data only}
  • Albanese MC, Bulfoni A, Rossi P, Gregori D, Badano LP, Gremese E, et al. The SCOOP II trial in heart failure. Italian Heart Journal Supplement 2001;2(4):390-5.
Albert 2007 {published data only}
Aliti 2007 {published data only}
Anderson 2005 {published data only}
  • Anderson C, Deepak BV, Amoateng-Adjepong Y, Zarich S. Benefits of comprehensive inpatient education and discharge planning combined with outpatient support in elderly patients with congestive heart failure. Congestive Heart Failure 2005;11(6):315-21.
Artinian 2003 {published data only}
Artinian 2006 {published data only}
  • Artinian NT, Nordstrom CK, Flack JM, Washington OG, Jen K-LC. 3307: Nurse-managed telemonitoring is associated with improved blood pressure at 12-months follow-up in African Americans. Circulation 2006;114(II_702-b).
Arya 2008 {published data only}
Baden 2007a {published data only}
  • Baden D, Fleck J, Klingelberg M, Waehner M, Zugck CH, Korb H. P3939: Telemonitoring by congestive heart failure: early detection of pending cardiac decompensation and its predictive values of blood pressure and weight instability. European Heart Journal 2007;28(Suppl 1):650.
Baden 2007b {published data only}
  • Baden D, Fleck J, Klingelberg M, Waehner M, Zugck CH, Korb H. 289: Telemonitoring by congestive heart failure: predictive value of blood pressure and weight instability in the early detection of pending cardial decompensation. European Journal of Heart Failure 2007;6(Suppl 1):61-2.
Baer 1999 {published data only}
  • Baer CA, Di Salvo TG, Cail MI, Noyes D, Kvedar JC. Electronic home monitoring of congestive heart failure patients: design and feasibility. Congestive Heart Failure 1999;5:105-13.
Baldauf 2008 {published data only}
  • Baldauf RD, Williams CM, Natasha C, Menon S, Chung E. Establishing the telephonic connection: easing the transition from hospital to home through experienced nursing. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2008;14(6):S110.
Barber 1999 {published data only}
  • Barber ML. Community-focused nurse case management by telephone for patients with congestive heart failure. eScholarship Repository - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Collection, Texas Tech University 1999.
Benatar 2003 {published data only}
Bennett 2006 {published data only}
Blue 2001 {published data only}
Bocchi 2007 (REMADHE) {published data only}
  • Bocchi EA, Cruz F, Guimarães G, Brandão SM, Costa P, Ferreira SMA, et al. Late effects of a disease program management on mortality, hospitalisation, and quality of life in heart failure patients followed by cardiologists with experience in heart failure- a randomised and prospective trial (Abstract #1022-143). Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007;49:42A-98A.
Bolz 2005 {published data only}
  • Bolz A, Braecklein M, Moor C, Gmelin M. The technical possibilities in telemonitoring of physiological parameters [Technische Möglichkeiten des Telemonitorings physiologischer Parameter]. Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie 2005;16(3):134-42.
Bondmass 1999 {published data only}
  • Bondmass M, Bolger N, Castro G, Avitall B. The effect of physiological home monitoring and tele-management on chronic heart failure outcomes. International Journal of Asthma Allergery and Immunology (Online) 1999;3.
Bondmass 2002 {published data only}
  • Bondmass MD. Thesis: Outcomes of home management methods for chronic heart failure. University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Centre 2002.
Bondmass 2007 {published data only}
  • Bondmass MD. Improving outcomes for African Americans with chronic heart failure: a comparison of two home care management delivery methods. Home Health Care Management & Practice 2007;20(1):8-20.
Bourge 2008 (COMPASS-HF) {published data only}
  • Bourge RC, Abraham WT, Adamson PB, Aaron MF, Aranda JM Jr, Magalski A, et al. Randomized controlled trial of an implantable continuous haemodynamic monitor in patients with advanced heart failure: the COMPASS-HF study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2008;51:1073-9.
Bowles 2007 {published data only}
Bowles 2008 {published data only}
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Boyne 2008 {published data only}
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Brennan 2006 {published data only}
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Brownsell 2006a {published data only}
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Brownsell 2006b {published data only}
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Brownsell 2008 {published data only}
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Caldwell 2005 {published data only}
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Calvin 2008 {published data only}
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Chetney 2008 {published data only}
Clappers 2006 {published data only}
Clark 2008 {published data only}
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Cline 1998 {published data only}
Cole 2006 {published data only}
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Cordisco 1999 {published data only}
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Cross 1999 {published data only}
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Dansky 2008a {published data only}
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Dansky 2008b {published data only}
Dar 2009 (HOME-HF) {published data only}
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de Feo 2002 {published data only}
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Dedier 2008 {published data only}
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Deepak 2008 {published data only}
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Del Sindaco 2007 {published data only}
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Demarzo 2006 {published data only}
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Dimmick 2003 {published data only}
Dollard 2004 {published data only}
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Dougherty 2005 {published data only}
Doughty 2002 {published data only}
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Duffy 2008 {published data only}
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Dunn 2006 {published data only}
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Dunn 2007 {published data only}
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Ekman 1998 {published data only}
Ellery 2006 {published data only}
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Evangelista 2004 {published data only}
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Feldman 2005 {published data only}
Finkelstein 2004 {published data only}
Finkelstein 2006 {published data only}
Foley 2008 {published data only}
Fragrasso 2007 {published data only}
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Friedberg 2008 {published data only}
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Gambetta 2007 {published data only}
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Grancelli 2007 {published data only}
Gregory 2006 (SPAN-CHF) {published data only}
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Harkness 2006 {published data only}
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Heidenreich 1999 {published data only}
Heisler 2007 {published data only}
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Helms 2007 {published data only}
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Ho 2007 {published data only}
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Hoover 2007 {published data only}
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Hudson 2005 {published data only}
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Huynh 2006 {published data only}
Jaarsma (COACH Study) {published data only}
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Jaarsma 1999 {published data only}
Jenkins 2001 {published data only}
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Jerant 2001 {published data only}
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Jerant 2003 {published data only}
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Johnston 2000 {published data only}
Jolly 2007 {published data only}
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Jones 2002 {published data only}
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Karlsson 2005 {published data only}
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Kashem 2007 {published data only}
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Kasper 2002 {published data only}
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Khoury 2008 {published data only}
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Kimmelsteil 2004 {published data only}
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Kirschner 2006 {published data only}
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Kline 2006 {published data only}
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Koehler 2006 {published data only}
Koelling 2005 {published data only}
Kottmair 2005 {published data only}
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Koutkias 2003 {published data only}
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Krumholz 2002 {published data only}
Kutzleb 2006 {published data only}
Kwok 2008 {published data only}
LaFramboise 2003 {published data only}
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Lucas 2007 {published data only}
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Machingo 2003 {published data only}
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Madigan 2008 {published data only}
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Maglaveras 2003 {published data only}
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Maglaveras 2006 {published data only}
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Mair 2007 {published data only}
Makaya 2008 {published data only}
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Martensson 2005 {published data only}
Mau 2006 {published data only}
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McCauley 2006 {published data only}
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McCoy 2007 {published data only}
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Morales-Ascencio 2008 {published data only}
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Morguet 2007a {published data only}
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Morguet 2007b {published data only}
Morguet 2008 {published data only}
Mueller 2002 {published data only}
Murtaugh 2005 {published data only}
Myers 2006 {published data only}
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Nohria 2007 {published data only}
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Ojeda 2005 {published data only}
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Opasich 2005 {published data only}
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Pasqualini 2006 {published data only}
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Philbin 2000 {published data only}
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Phillips 2008 {published data only}
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Picard 2008 {published data only}
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Piepoli 2006 {published data only}
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Piorkowski 2006 {published data only}
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Pugh 2001 {published data only}
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Quinn 2006 {published data only}
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Quinn 2008 {published data only}
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Rabelo 2007 {published data only}
Rahimpour 2008 {published data only}
Reble 2006 {published data only}
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Repoley 2006 {published data only}
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Rich 2002 {published data only}
  • Rich MW. Management of heart failure in the elderly. Heart Failure Reviews 2002;7:89-97.
Ross 2004 {published data only}
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Roth 2005 {published data only}
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Roth 2006 {published data only}
  • Roth A, Rogowski O, Yanay Y, Kehati M, Malov N, Golovner M. Teleconsultation for cardiac patients: a comparison between nurses and physicians: the SHL experience in Israel. Telemedicine and e-Health 2006;5:528-35.
Rozenman 2007 {published data only}
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Saxon 2007 {published data only}
Scalvini 2004 {published data only}
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Scalvini 2005a {published data only}
  • Scalvini S, Capomolla S, Zanelli E, Benigno M, Domenighini D, Paletta L, et al. Effect of home-based tele-cardiology on chronic heart failure: costs and outcomes. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2005;11(Suppl 1):16-8.
Scalvini 2005b {published data only}
  • Scalvini S, Martinelli G, Baratti D, Domenighini D, Paletta L, Zanelli E, Giordano A. Telecardiology: one-lead electrocardiogram monitoring and nurse triage in chronic heart failure. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2005;11(Suppl 1):18-20.
Scalvini 2006 {published data only}
  • Scalvini S, Zanelli E, Paletta L, Benigno M, Domeneghini D, De Giuli F, et al. Chronic heart Failure home-based management with a tele-cardiology system: a comparison between patients followed by general practitioners and by a cardiology department. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2006;12(Suppl 1):46-48.
Scherr 2006 {published data only}
Schmidt 2008 {published data only}
  • Schmidt S, Sheikzadeh S, Beil B, Patten M, Stettin J. Acceptance of telemonitoring to enhance medication compliance in patients with chronic heart failure. Telemedicine and e-Health 2008;14(5):426-33.
Schneider 2004 {published data only}
  • Schneider NM. Managing congestive heart failure using home health. Home Healthcare Nurse 2004;22:719-22.
Schofield 2005 {published data only}
  • Schofield R, Kline SE, Schmalfuss CM, Carver HM, Arnada JM Jr, Pauly DF, et al. Early outcomes of a care coordination-enhanced telephone care program for elderly veterans with chronic heart failure. Telemedicine Journal and E-Health 2005;11:20-7.
Schofield 2008 {published data only}
  • Schofield R, Scott L, Hassan M, Kline S, Marshall E, Schmalfuss C, et al. Telehealth management of heart failure improves cardiac remodeling. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2008;14(6 Suppl August):S114-S115.
Schwarz 2008 {published data only}
  • Schwarz KA, Mion LC, Hudock D, Litman G. Telemonitoring of heart failure patients and their caregivers: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing 2008;23(1):18-26.
Scott 2004 {published data only}
  • Scott LD, Setter-Kline K, Britton AS. The effects of nursing interventions to enhance mental health and quality of life among individuals with heart failure. Applied Nursing Research 2004;17(4):248-56.
Seibert 2008a {published data only}
  • Seibert PS, Whitmore TA, Patterson C, Parker PD, Otto C, Basom J, et al. Telemedicine facilitates CHF home health care for those with systolic dysfunction. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications 2008;2008:Article ID 235031, 7 pages. [DOI: 10.1155/2008/235031]
Serxner 1998 {published data only}
  • Serxner S, Miyaji M, Jeffords J. Congestive heart failure disease management study: a patient education intervention. Congestive Heart Failure 1998;4(3):23-8.
Shah 2007 {published data only}
  • Shah MR, Connor CM, Nohria A, Whellan DJ, Xue Z, Hasselblad V, et al. 338 Telephone heart failure disease management: getting something for nothing. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2007;13(6, Suppl 2):S172.
Shah 2008 {published data only}
  • Shah MR, Whellen DJ, Peterson ED, Nohria A, Hasselblad V, Xue Z, et al. Delivering heart failure disease management in 3 tertiary care centres: key clinical components and venues of care. American Heart Journal 2008;155:764.e1-5.
Shearer 2007 {published data only}
Simpson 2006 {published data only}
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Slater 2006 {published data only}
  • Slater SG, Neander L, Carey G. Measuring quality of life outcomes through the use of home telehealth: using a case study model in a terminal heart failure patient. Home Health Care Management & Practice 2006;18(4):333-5.
Slater 2008 {published data only}
  • Slater MR, Phillips DM, Woodard EK. Cost-effective care a phone call away: a nurse managed telephonic program for patients with chronic heart failure. Nursing Economics 2008;26(1):41-4.
Smart 2005 {published data only}
  • Smart N, Haluska B, Jeffriess L, Marwick TH. Predictors of a sustained response to exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure: a telemonitoring study. American Heart Journal 2005;150:1240-7.
Smeulders 2006 {published data only}
  • Smeulders ESTF, van Haastregt JCM, van Hoef EFM, van Eijk JTM, Kempen GIJM. Evaluation of a self-management programme for congestive heart failure patients: design of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research 2006;6:91.
Spaeder 2006 {published data only}
  • Spaeder J, Najjar SS, Gerstenblith G, Hefter G, Kern L, Palmer JG, et al. Rapid titration of carvedilol in patients with congestive heart failure: a randomised trial of automated telemedicine versus frequent outpatient clinic visits. American Heart Journal 2006;151(4):844 e1-10.
Sprenger 2007 {published data only}
Steckler 2008 {published data only}
  • Steckler AE, Wassif H, Wagner J, Jaenicke C, Rector T, Anand IS. 1033-154: Long distance titration of heart failure medications by telephone calls. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2008;51:A268.
Stromberg 2003 {published data only}
  • Strömberg A, Mårtensson J, Fridlund B, Leving LA, Karlssond JE, Dahlström U. Nurse-led heart failure clinics improve survival and self-care behaviour in patients with heart failure: results from a prospective, randomised trial. European Heart Journal 2003;24:1014-23.
Stromberg 2006 {published data only}
  • Strömberg A, Dahlström U, Fridlund B. Computer-based education for patients with chronic heart failure. A randomised, controlled, multicentre trial of the effects on knowledge, compliance and quality of life. Patient Education and Counseling 2006;64:128-35.
Sullivan 2006 {published data only}
  • Sullivan A, Cleary R, Hales S, Pryde I, Baker V, Davidson P, et al. 442: Interventions by heart failure nurse specialists: potential for reducing hospital admissions. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2006;12(6 Suppl August):S133.
Terschuren 2007 {published data only}
  • Terschüren C, Fendrich K, van den Berg N, Hoffmann W. Implementing telemonitoring in the daily routine of a GP practice in a rural setting in northern Germany. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2007;13:197-201.
Thompson 2005 {published data only}
Thompson 2008 {published data only}
  • Thompson DR. Telehome monitoring reduced readmissions and improved quality of life in heart failure or angina. Evidenced Based Nursing 2008;11(3):86.
Tramarin 2005 {published data only}
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Trudel 2007 {published data only}
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VA Technology Assessment {published data only}
  • Physiologic telemonitoring in CHF. VA Technology Assessment Program. Short Report 2001, issue 5:1-11.
Vaccaro 2001 {published data only}
  • Vaccaro J, Cherry J, Harper A, O'Connell M. Utilzation reduction, cost savings and return on investment for the pacificare chronic heart failure program 'taking charge of your heart health'. Disease Management 2001;4:131-42.
Valle 2004 {published data only}
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van den Bussche 2004 {published data only}
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Villalba 2006a {published data only}
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Villalba 2006b {published data only}
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Vrijhoef 2007 {published data only}
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Waldman 2008 {published data only}
  • Waldmann A, Katalinic A, Schwabb B, Richardt G, Sheikhzadeh A, Raspe H. The TeleGuard trial of additional telemedicine care in CAD patients: 2 morbidity and mortality after 12 months. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2008;14:22-6.
Walsh 2005 {published data only}
Waywell 2007 {published data only}
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Weintraub 2005 {published data only}
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West-Frasier 2008 {published and unpublished data}
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Westlake 2007 {published data only}
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Wheeler 2006 {published data only}
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Whitten 2007 {published data only}
Wierzchowiecki 2005 {published data only}
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Wierzchowiecki 2006 {published data only}
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Willyard 2006 {published data only}
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Wong 2005 {published data only}
Wongpiriyayothar 2008 {published data only}
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Wright 2003 {published data only}
Wu 2006 {published data only}
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Zaphiriou 2006 {published data only}
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Zentner 2007 {published data only}
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Zugck 2006 {published data only}
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Levine2006(Mind My Heart) {published data only}
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Scherr 2005 (MobiTEL) {published data only}
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Yakushin 2006 {published data only}
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