Parkinson's Patients Have Positive Attitudes About Telemedicine During Pandemic, Survey Reveals

Parkinson's Patients Have Positive Attitudes About Telemedicine During Pandemic, Survey Reveals

Publication date: Nov 06, 2020

In Japan, policy changes that took affect in April made telemedicine more accessible – accommodating telemedicine visits even for a first appointment, for example, and allowing doctors to prescribe medications without in-person visits. The researchers surveyed 103 people with Parkinson’s who had in-person visits at Fukuoka University Hospital in April or early May. The patients were asked about their attitudes regarding telemedicine – that is, whether they were interested in switching to telemedicine visits from in-person visits – as well as demographic characteristics. Most patients (79 of 103, 77%) were aware of telemedicine’s availability, and the majority (62 of 103, 60%) expressed interest in switching to telemedicine visits.

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Care System Smart phones
Chronic Diseases Science and technology
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Demographic Telemedicine
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Hospital Assistive technology
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Pandemic Health informatics
Parkinson Telephone video call
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Semantics

Type Source Name
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease MESH men
disease MESH chronic diseases

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