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Smartphone programme boosts participation in cardiac rehabilitation. Practitioner 2014; 258 (1776):7-8

Smartphone programme boosts participation in cardiac rehabilitation

24 Nov 2014Pais-up subscribers

A smartphone-based home service improved uptake, compliance and completion of cardiac rehabilitation compared with a traditional centre-based programme, a study from Australia has shown. Health outcomes were similar with both approaches. A total of 120 patients who had had a myocardial infarction (MI) took part in the unblinded, randomised controlled trial. Half the patients, mean age 55.7 ± 10.4 years, were randomised to a centre-based programme and the other half, mean age 55.5 ± 9.6 years, to a smartphone-based programme. The vast majority of patients, 82% and 85% respectively, were male.

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