Journal article

Development of a Digital Lifestyle Modification Intervention for Use after Transient Ischaemic Attack or Minor Stroke: A Person-Based Approach.

Neil Heron, Seán R O'Connor, Frank Kee, David R Thompson, Neil Anderson, David Cutting, Margaret E Cupples, Michael Donnelly

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Published : 2021


This paper describes the development of the 'Brain-Fit' app, a digital secondary prevention intervention designed for use in the early phase after transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. The aim of the study was to explore perceptions on usability and relevance of the app in order to maximise user engagement and sustainability. Using the theory- and evidence-informed person-based approach, initial planning included a scoping review of qualitative evidence to identify barriers and facilitators to use of digital interventions in people with cardiovascular conditions and two focus groups exploring experiences and support needs of people (N = 32) with a history of TIA or minor stroke. ..

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Awarded by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke