Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Veronique Cornelissen
Rosalien Buys
Noel E. O'Connor
Noel McCaffrey
David Monaghan
Kieran Moran
Brona Furlong
Deirdre Walsh
Catherine Woods

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
cardiac rehabilitation cr exercise behavioural change technology assessment cardiovascular disease cvd physical activity community based behavioural intervention

Technology use among patients with cardiovascular disease: an assessment of patient need for a technology enabled behavioural change intervention. (2015)

Abstract Effective Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) can significantly improve mortality and morbidity rates in relation to cardiovascular disease; however, uptake of traditional community-based long-term is very low. PATHway (Physical Activity Towards Health) will provide individualized rehabilitation programs, through an internet-enabled sensor-based home exercise platform that allows remote participation. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of interest and use of technology by individuals living with CVD in order to inform the design of a technology-enabled CR programme. Method: A technology usage questionnaire based on a previous study investigating the role of technology and mHealth in a CVD population was used (Dale et al., 2014) to ascertain the current level of technology use. All patients attending the Phase Four community cardiac rehabilitation HeartSmart programme (MedEx) were recruited (N=67; 66.2 years, SD= 8.55, Males =76.1%, Females=20.9%). Results: Technology usage was high with 60% of participants owning a smartphone and 85% accessing the internet (54% of whom access it everyday). Participants endorsed the idea of technology enabled cardiac rehabilitation, indicating that they found the idea ‘ appealing’. 79% were interested in receiving ongoing CR support via their smartphones, 79% were interested in receiving CR via the internet. It was found that 52% of patients found the idea of a virtual rehabilitation class appealing. Conclusion: This study provides support for the patient need for a technology enabled behavioural change intervention, specifically through the provision of an internet-enabled sensor-based home exercise platform that allows remote participation in CR exercise programs.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Unpublished
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Exercise
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Veronique Cornelissen, Rosalien Buys, Noel E. O'Connor, Noel McCaffrey, David Monaghan, Kieran Moran, Brona Furlong, Deirdre Walsh, Catherine Woods

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