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Table 2 Summary of medical conditions and subjective impairments in phase 2 participants

From: What is quality in assisted living technology? The ARCHIE framework for effective telehealth and telecare services

Objective medical conditions Number
 Neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s, other tremor, severe migraine, past polio, not formally diagnosed) 20
 Arthritis 14
 High blood pressure and/or high cholesterol 14
 Chronic respiratory disease (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) 13
 Diabetes 11
 Macular degeneration, glaucoma or cataract 11
 Coronary heart disease 10
 Depression, anxiety or psychological stress 7
 Dementia, cognitive or memory problems 7
 Side effects from medication 7
 Trauma (for example, recent or persisting effect of past fracture) 6
 Swollen feet without formal diagnosis 3
 Cancer 2
 Other (e.g. urogenital, kidney failure, anaemia, tendency to infections, hormone deficiency, peptic ulcer, sleep apnoea, deafness) 16
Subjective impairments affecting basic day to day tasks  
 Generalised tiredness/low energy 23
 Significant and persistent pain 18
 Stiffness or weakness in joints and/or muscles 18
 Shortness of breath 13
 Poor or no vision 11
 Unsteadiness, dizziness or balance problems 9
 Poor cognitive capacity, concentration or confidence 11
 One or more limbs paralysed 7
 Bulky device affecting mobility (e.g. oxygen cylinder, catheter) 7
 Incontinence 6
 Difficulty with fine finger movements and/or writing 5
 Blackouts, loss of consciousness or perceived risk of these 5
 Physical bulk (obesity, severely swollen legs) 4
 Wandering 2