Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-18
Received: 3 November 2017
Accepted: 29 June 2018
First Online: 18 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All initial studies were approved by the South East Scotland Research Ethics Committee 08/S1101/34 (Heart Failure), 08/S1101/60(hypertension), 08/S1101/38 (COPD), 10/S1102/160 (Hypertension following stroke), 11/S1102/23(diabetes), or Leicester Research Ethics Committee 12/EM/0359 (Light touch telemonitoring). All participants in the qualitative interviews signed a specific written consent for this. This combined and comparative data analysis was carried out by the core members of the programme research team with no external transfer of data and was within the scope of the original ethical approvals.
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