Efficacy, Feasibility, Adherence, and Cost Effectiveness of a mHealth Telerehabilitation Program in Low Risk Cardiac Patients: A Study Protocol
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Author/sPastora Bernal, José Manuel; Hernández-Fernández, Joaquín Jesús; Estebanez Pérez, María José; Molina Torres, Guadalupe; García-López, Francisco José; [et al.]
Individual and group cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality by reducing recurrent events, improving risk factors, aiding compliance with drug treatment, and improving quality of life through physical activity and education. Home-based programs are equally effective in improving exercise capacity, risk factors, mortality, and health-related quality of life outcomes compared to hospital-based intervention. Cardio-telerehabilitation (CTR) programs are a supplement or an alternative to hospital rehabilitation programs providing similar benefits to usual hospital and home care. Despite this statement, implementation in the public and private healthcare environment is still scarce and limited. The main objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy, feasibility, and adherence of a personalized eight-week mHealth telerehabilitation program in low-risk cardiac patients in the hospital of Melilla (Spain). The secondary aims were to investigat...
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