A 21ST CENTURY APPROACH FOR IMPROVING SELF-MANAGEMENT OF HEART DISEASE

Grant number: 1144331 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

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Abstract

After a heart attack, implementing lifestyle changes and adhering to prescribed medication reduces the risk of future heart events and aids recovery. However uptake and adherence to recommended cardiac rehabilitation is low. This study will see if a smartphone-delivered cardiac rehabilitation program improves people’s recovery following a heart event, and represents value for money. This approach could improve access to, and use of cardiac rehabilitation services for all Australians.