Patient preferences for the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation

Boyde, Mary, Rankin, Jenny, Whitty, Jennifer A. ORCID:, Peters, Robyn, Holliday, Julie, Baker, Charmaine, Hwang, Rita, Lynagh, Donna and Korczyk, Dariusz (2018) Patient preferences for the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation. Patient Education and Counseling, 101 (12). pp. 2162-2169. ISSN 0738-3991

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Objective: To elicit patients' preferences for cardiac rehabilitation(CR). Methods: A Discrete Choice Experiment was used to quantify patients' preferences for the delivery of CR. This survey-based method elicited the relative importance of different characteristics of a program. Results: 200 in-patients eligible to attend CR completed the survey. Over half of the patients strongly preferred a centre-based compared to a home-based program. Many but not all preferred a program starting within two rather than six weeks of discharge and exercise delivered in a group rather than individual setting, with exercise via the internet using telehealth strongly disliked. Some respondents preferred lifestyle information delivered one-to-one by a health professional, and there was an overall preference against delivery by smart phone Apps. Some preferred a program out of rather than within working hours and a shorter program (four weeks compared to eight weeks). Conclusions: This study provides further insight into patient preferences for a CR program. Although the strongest preferences were for centre-based programs with healthcare professionals facilitating exercise classes and one-on-one education, it is important to offer flexible delivery as one approach will not suit everyone.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardiac rehabilitation,patient preferences,discrete choice experiment
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 03:57
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.07.010

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