Patient preferences for the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation

Boyde, Mary, Rankin, Jenny, Whitty, Jennifer A, 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: 10 Nov 2021 06:47
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.07.010

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