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Adherence, experiences and attitudes of patients included in an early e-health cardiac rehabilitation program

Spenkelink, C. (2018) Adherence, experiences and attitudes of patients included in an early e-health cardiac rehabilitation program.

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Abstract:Medisch Spectrum Twente and Roessingh Research Development developed an e-health early cardiac rehabilitation program for patients who underwent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or heart valve surgery. There is a wide variation of adherence to e-health programs and a suboptimal adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs. This indicates the need to better understand the adherence behaviour of patients who participate in web-based cardiac rehabilitation programs. The Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Technology Acceptance Model will be used to explain the adherence behaviour to the online program. This study contained a mixed methods design. A log data analysis was conducted among all users of the intervention. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted in a sub sample of participants. Participants were satisfied with the online program. The most important finding was that the online program offered participantstrust. Another important finding was that the program was experienced as a support to be physically active. Most of them did not need motivation of their social network, however, the support of the health professional was very important and it gave them trust. A disadvantage was that there were few persuasive features added in the program.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74983
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