Cardiac rehabilitation online pilot: extending reach of cardiac rehabilitation

Higgins, Rosemary O., Rogerson, Michelle, Murphy, Barbara M., Navaratnam, Hema, Butler, Michael V., Barker, Lauren, Turner, Alyna, Lefkovits, Jeffrey and Jackson, Alun C. 2017, Cardiac rehabilitation online pilot: extending reach of cardiac rehabilitation, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 7-13, doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000297.

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Title Cardiac rehabilitation online pilot: extending reach of cardiac rehabilitation
Author(s) Higgins, Rosemary O.
Rogerson, Michelle
Murphy, Barbara M.
Navaratnam, Hema
Butler, Michael V.
Barker, Lauren
Turner, AlynaORCID iD for Turner, Alyna
Lefkovits, Jeffrey
Jackson, Alun C.
Journal name Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Volume number 32
Issue number 1
Start page 7
End page 13
Total pages 7
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1550-5049
Keyword(s) healthcare delivery
heart diseases
Summary BACKGROUND: While cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended for all patients after an acute cardiac event, limitations exist in reach.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to develop and pilot a flexible online CR program based on self-management principles "Help Yourself Online."

METHODS: The program was designed as an alternative to group-based CR as well as to complement traditional CR. The program was based on existing self-management resources developed previously by the Heart Research Centre. Twenty-one patients admitted to Cabrini Health for an acute cardiac event were recruited to test the program. The program was evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methods.

RESULTS: Quantitative results demonstrated that patients believed the program would assist them in their self-management. Qualitative evaluation, using focus group and interview methods with 15 patients, showed that patients perceived the online CR approach to be a useful instrument for self-management.

CONCLUSIONS: Broader implications of the data include the acceptability of the intervention, timing of intervention delivery, and patients' desire for additional online community support.
Language eng
DOI 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000297
Field of Research 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases)
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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