Evaluation of an Introductory Videotape Intervention to Improve Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a pre-discharge videotape introducing the concept and benefit of a Cardiac Rehabiliation & Secondary Prevention (CRSP) program will increase intent to participate in a CRSP program in post myocardial infarction, unstable angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, or coronary angioplasty patients.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Behavioral: Survey and videotape
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Official Title:||Evaluation of an Introductory Videotape Intervention to Improve Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation, the CR$P-2 Pilot Study.|
- Expressed intent to participate in a CRSP program.
- Number of patients who continue to adhere to the 6-month CRSP program beyond the initial expressed intent to participate.
- Impact of other patient variables and how they influence participation in a CRSP program.
|Study Start Date:||June 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2005|
There is compelling evidence that a comprehensive CR program comprising the delivery of lifestyle modifying education will reduce mortality, morbidity and improve quality of life in patients following myocardial infarction, unstable angina, angioplasty or coronary artery bypass. However less than 20% of eligible patients participate in CRSP programs. This study will look at a method of potentially improving enrollment and adherence to a CRSP program. Patients will be randomized into two groups. One group will complete a survey and view a videotape introducing the concept of a CRSP program. The second group will be requested to complete a survey only, but will not be exposed to the videotape. It is expected that the patients who view the videotape will be more likely to express intent to participate in CRSP versus those patients who do not view the videotape.
|London Health Sciences Centre|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5|
|Principal Investigator:||Neville Suskin, MBChB, MSc||University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre|