Feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of the Physical Activity Intelligence (PAI) e-health program for cardiac patients from the Defence community

Defence Health Foundation Grants for Medical Research

Research Team: Dr Shelley Keating, Prof Jeff Coombes, A/Prof Nicola Burton, Dr Jenna Taylor, Dr Mandy Hannan, Professor Robert Fassett

Funding Body: Defence Health Foundation Grants for Medical Research

Years: 2021-2022

The aim of this project is to determine the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of the PAI e-Health Program in 30 participants from the Defence community who have undergone cardiac rehabilitation. A randomised, controlled design will assess the impact on cardiorespiratory fitness, vascular health and cardiometabolic risk factors over 3 months. Participant engagement and satisfaction with the program will also be determined.

This project will inform future strategies for promoting lifelong exercise to improve health and reduce hospital re-admissions following a cardiac event within, and beyond, the Defence community. These strategies can be delivered remotely from an in-patient centre, facilitating equitable access.

Project members

Dr Shelley Keating

NHMRC Early Career Fellow
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Professor Jeff Coombes

Professor
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Dr Mandy Hannan

Research Project Coordinator
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Professor Robert Fassett

Medical Director