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MedFit: A formative research process to develop a mobile-application based intervention for cardiovascular disease

Duff, Orlaith, Walsh, Deirdre orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-4255-299X, Monaghan, David orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-5169-9902, Woods, Catherine orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-0892-6591, Moran, Kieran orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2015-8967 and O'Connor, Noel E. orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-4033-9135 (2016) MedFit: A formative research process to develop a mobile-application based intervention for cardiovascular disease. In: Measuring Behavior 2016 Conference, 25-27 May 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of mortality in Ireland, accounting for one third of all deaths and one in five premature deaths [1]. With the prevalence of CVD so high, not only in Ireland but across the world, cardiac rehabilitation has never been so important as a continuous process of care. The main purpose of cardiac rehabilitation is to prevent a further cardiac event and improve the person’s quality of life. However, uptake of such programmes remains low. mHealth technologies may tackle some of the issues relating to poor uptake and low adherence, such as accessibility and affordability. This paper outlines the formative research process to develop a mobile-application for cardiovascular rehabilitation. [1] Department of Health and Children. (2010). Changing Cardiovascular Health. National Cardiovascular Health Policy 2010-2019. Dublin: Government Publications.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:mHealth; Cardiovascular Disease
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Psychology
Computer Science > Computer engineering
Medical Sciences > Health
Medical Sciences > Sports sciences
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Health and Human Performance
Research Institutes and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:21292
Deposited On:29 Jul 2016 10:20 by Giulia Migliorato . Last Modified 25 Nov 2019 16:17

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