Table 1

Participant and device details
Participant number Devices and duration of use Partner present
1 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device > 1 year Yes
Leg circulation booster < 1 year
2 Blood pressure monitor >5 years Yes
Blood glucose meter >5 years
3 Oxygen concentrator 8 months Yes
Portable oxygen tank 1 year
Nebulizer >1 year
Stairlift >2 years
4 Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis 4 years Yes
Automatic peritoneal dialysis 8 months
5 Blood pressure monitor 6 years No
6 Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator monitor 6 months Yes
7 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device 3 months No
Telecare monitor >10 years
8 Stair-lift >3 years Yes
9 Nebulizer >3 years No
10 Nebulizer >5 years Yes
Blood pressure monitor >5 years
Sats monitor >3 years
Blood glucose meter >3 years
11 Blood pressure monitor 8 years No
12 Blood pressure monitor 1 year No
Mobility device 2 years

Thomson et al.

Thomson et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:467   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-467

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