2015
DOI: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153163 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: BACKGROUNDTelemedicine refers to the use of technology as improvement of healthcare delivery to places where distance becomes an obstacle. Its use represents a great potential for dermatology, a specialty whose visual analysis phase is essential in diagnosis.OBJECTIVESTo analyze the compatibility index of skin cancer diagnoses between primary care and teledermatology, and to validate a protocol for standardization of digital imaging to obtain the reports in teledermatology.METHODSAn observational cross-section… Show more

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“…Twenty-eight articles met inclusion criteria but 7 of 28 were excluded owing to insufficient reporting of methods to enable quality assessment. [19][20][21][22][23][24][25] Characteristics of the 21 included studies are presented in Table 3.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
“…Effective, outcomes, and communicative were mentioned in 6/60 occurrences (10%). 27,28,30,[37][38][39][40]45,46,48,53,[54][55][56]58 mHealth can change behaviour through feedback. It can mentally stimulate patients to delay the advance of dementia, improve triage decisions and arrangement of transportation through communication channels, increase self-efficacy augmenting existing interventions and thereby outcomes.…”
Section: Facilitatorsmentioning
“…The outcomes theme included early diagnosis, mobile interventions to stimulate mental activity, encouraging a more active role of patients in their conditions, and increased medication and therapy adherence, and an enabler to detect falls. 27,39,45,46,56,58 Mobile technology can also serve as a tool of communication to augment existing modalities to provide real-time data and increase the level of communication between patient and provider. 28,30,37,40,45,54 Quality of life was mentioned in 5/60 occurrences (8%), and it encompassed observations that mobile technology can make life easier, convenient and more comfortable for the user.…”
Section: Facilitatorsmentioning
“…This research demonstrates the importance of using telemedicine, since it is a diagnostic method that allows for the early detection of oral pre-malignancy lesions, thus decreasing the number of unnecessary referrals to general dentists. 22 Therefore, it helps to reduce not only wait times for face-to-face consultations, but also the costs associated with this process.…”
Section: Actual Diagnosismentioning
“… data from 62,393 tele-dermatoscopic examinations, covering cases of leprosy, skin cancer and psoriasis (23,271 cases) and other dermatoses (39,122 cases), performed between January/2015 and December/2017, employing the protocols defined in [28], and,…”
Section: Evaluation Datasetmentioning