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Need Assessment for Smartphone-Based Cardiac Telerehabilitation

Authors
 Ji-Su Kim  ;  Doeun Yun  ;  Hyun Joo Kim  ;  Ho-Youl Ryu  ;  Jaewon Oh  ;  Seok-Min Kang 
Citation
 HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS RESEARCH, Vol.24(4) : 283-291, 2018 
Journal Title
 HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS RESEARCH 
ISSN
 2093-3681 
Issue Date
2018
Keywords
Cardiac Rehabilitation ; Mobile Applications ; Needs Assessment ; Smartphone ; Telerehabilitation
Abstract
Objectives: To identify the current status of smartphone usage and to describe the needs for smartphone-based cardiac telerehabilitation of cardiac patients. Methods: In 2016, a questionnaire survey was conducted in a supervised ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program in a university affiliated hospital with the participation of heart failure or heart transplantation patients who were smartphone users. The questionnaire included questions regarding smartphone usage, demands for smartphone-based disease education, and home health monitoring systems. Results were described and analyzed according to principal diagnosis. Results: Ninety-six patients (66% male; mean age, 53 ± 11 years), including 56 heart failure and 40 heart transplantation patients, completed the survey (completion rate, 95%). The median daily smartphone usage time was 120 minutes (interquartile range, 60-300), and the most frequently used smartphone function was text messaging (61.5%). Of the patients, 26% stated that they searched for health-related information using their smartphones more than 1 time per week. The major source of health-related information was Internet browsing (50.0%), and the least sought source was the hospital's website (3.1%). Patients with heart failure expressed significantly higher needs for disease education on treatment plan, home health monitoring of blood pressure, and body weight (χ2 = 5.79, 6.27, 4.50, p < 0.05). Heart transplantation patients expressed a significant need for home health monitoring of body temperature (χ2 = 5.25, p < 0.05). Conclusions: Heart failure and heart transplantation patients show high usage of and interest in mobile health technology. A smartphone-based cardiac telerehabilitation program should be developed based on high demand areas and modified to suit to each principal diagnosis.
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DOI
10.4258/hir.2018.24.4.283
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kang, Seok Min(강석민) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9856-9227
Oh, Jae Won(오재원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4585-1488
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/175463
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