Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Medical Science (MMSc)
Robert McNamara, MD, MHS, FAHA, FACC, FASE
Adherence to cardiac rehabilitation reduces cardiovascular disease mortality. Despite this, adherence rates remain suboptimal especially among older patients. Mobile applications are increasingly utilized to deliver virtual healthcare with similar health outcomes. However, no studies have determined whether cardiac rehabilitation delivered via mobile applications can increase adherence rates in elderly patients who may be limited by logistical barriers, such as difficulties with transportation. The aim of this study is to examine whether cardiac rehabilitation conducted via mobile application can increase adherence rates to cardiac rehabilitation in patients over 65 years old compared with traditional cardiac rehabilitation. We will conduct a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the number of mobile application-based cardiac rehabilitation sessions patients attend in the intervention group versus facility-based sessions in the control group. This study will provide insight into the value of virtual cardiac rehabilitation, specifically for geriatric patients.
Wilson, Amanda, "Cardiac Rehabilitation Adherence Rates in Elderly Patients Using a Mobile Application" (2022). Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program Theses. 145.
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