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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for study participants

From: The Transitions to Long-term In Home Ventilator Engagement Study (Transitions to LIVE): study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Inclusion Exclusion
• Newly initiated (in-hospital or outpatient), defined as within 2 months, on a ventilator for HMV prescribed by a participating clinic • Projected life expectancy of ≤ 2 months
• Reads, writes, and understands English. If patient does not meet this criterion, they have a caregiver that does • Significant cognitive impairment and absence/inability of a family caregiver able to use aTouchAway™ or complete questionnaires on the subject’s behalf
• Provides informed consent • Uncontrolled psychiatric illness
• Live in a non-institutionalized setting • Enrolled in a research study to evaluate another eHealth platform or care coordination model of care
  • Plan to move outside of province in the next 12 months