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

Lecturer Clinical Exercise Physiol.
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Professor Jeff Coombes

Professor & Director
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Professor Robert Fassett

Medical Director