Technology-enabled Cardiac Rehabilitation Through PATHway. Feasibility, Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness (PATHway)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02717806|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 24, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 16, 2019
The PATHway system is designed to help patients remain physically active and maintain a good cardiovascular health. It proposes a novel approach that aims to empower patients to self-manage their CVD, set within a collaborative care context with health professionals. This will be achieved via a patient-centric holistic approach that specifically addresses the above barriers. It involves an internet-enabled and sensor-based home exercise platform. It is represented by several modules with an exercise module as the core component which will provide individualized rehabilitation programs that use regular, socially inclusive exercise sessions as the basis upon which to provide a personalized, comprehensive lifestyle intervention program (managing exercise, smoking, diet, stress, alcohol use etc.) to enable patients to both better understand and deal with their own condition and to lead a healthier lifestyle in general.
The goal of this trial is to assess the acceptability, short-term effectiveness on lifestyle and health related physical fitness and cost-effectiveness of the PATHway intervention in patients with CVD in a single blind multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT).
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cardiovascular Disease||Behavioral: PATHway||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Technology-enabled Cardiac Rehabilitation Through PATHway. Feasibility, Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 31, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 31, 2018|
Patients allocated to the PATHway intervention will be given a 4 week run-in period as an outpatient to get acquainted with the system. During this run-in period, the PATHway system will also be installed in each participant's home. They will be provided with a training manual and a quick set up guide for getting started with PATHway in the home.
After this 4 week run-in period, the PATHway system will be set up for each individual patient including a patient specific exercise prescription. The patient will then exercise with the PATHway platform for 6 months.
Patients will use the PATHway platform for 6 months
No Intervention: Usual care
Patients randomized to the control group will receive usual care.
- Change in total volume of weekly active energy expenditure [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02717806
|University Hospitals Leuven|
|Mater Misericordiae Hospital|