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Table 3 Summary of measured effects of IT-based interventions

From: Effectiveness of IT-based interventions on self-management in adult kidney transplant recipients: a systematic review

Outcome category Outcome Total Effect Effective interventions Ineffective interventions
Positive effect N (%) No effect N (%)
Clinical outcome (n = 6) GFR 2   2(100%)   Computer systems (1) Multi-component systems(1)
  Systolic blood pressure 1 1(100)   Smartphones or PDA (1)  
  Diastolic blood pressure 1 1(100)   Smartphones or PDA (1)  
  Tacrolimus whole-blood level 1   1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)
  Acute Rejection rate 1   1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)
Process of care (n = 24) IRB and IRK 1 1(100)   Computer systems(1)  
  Knowledge 3 3(100)   Smartphones or PDA (2) Computer systems (1)  
  Recognize personal skin cancer risk 1 1(100)   Smartphones or PDA (1)  
  Willingness to change sun protection 1 1(100)   Smartphones or PDA(1)  
  Sun-protection use 1 1(100)   Smartphones or PDA(1)  
  Daily hours outdoors 1 1(100)   Smartphones or PDA(1)  
  Medication adherence 4 3(75) 1(25) Multi-component systems (2) Smartphones or PDA (1) Computer systems(1)
  Willingness to accept increased risk donor kidney 1   1(100)   Smartphones or PDA(1)
  Unplanned admission rate 1 1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)  
  Length of unplanned stay 1 1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)  
  Unplanned inpatient care costs 1 1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)  
  Rejection therapy initiation 1   1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)
  Ambulatory care visit rate 1   1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)
  Quality of life 1 1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)  
  Return to employment 1 1(100)   Multi-component systems(1)  
  Self-Efficacy 1   1(100)   Computer systems(1)
  skills 1   1(100)   Computer systems(1)
  Medication side effects 1   1(100)   Computer systems(1)
  Self-perceived General State of Health 1   1(100)   Computer systems(1)
  Total 31 Clinical (2)
Process (16)
18(60)
Clinical (4)
Process (8)
12(40)
Computer systems (2)
Multiple components (7)
Smartphones or PDA(9)
Computer systems (6)
Multiple components (5)
Smartphones or PDA(1)
  1. GFR glomerular filtration rate, IRK illness-related knowledge, IRB illness-related behavior
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