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MedFit: A formative research process to develop a mobile-application based intervention for Cardiovascular Disease

Authors: 

Orlaith Duff, Deirdre Walsh, David Monaghan, Catherine Woods, Kieran Moran, Noel O’Connor

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
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.
Conference Name: 
mHealth: Behavioural Science and Mobile Technology Conference
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.na
Publication Date: 
16/06/2016
Conference Location: 
Ireland
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes