Cardiac Rehabilitation Pilot with RLBUHT
Physical Activity is a key component of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR); however, provision is limited to weekly or bi-weekly structured exercise training and general advice on physical activity in a free-living environment. Our unique innovation now provides a way to optimise free-living physical activity, as recommended by the BACPR, in a bespoke and precise fashion.
We undertook a pilot study with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust in order to establish the efficacy and feasibility of using on-body monitoring and contextualised feedback with CR patients.
- Patients wore the Ki Monitor for 5-full days in the first and final weeks of their Phase 3 outpatient based CR programmes
- Data was passed through Ki’s proprietary algorithms and reported back to patients in the context of their recovery
- Patients received bespoke feedback on their own ideal intensity range and their free-living activities which were beneficial to them
- Activities performed above their ideal recovery intensity were highlighted to show where they were working too hard
- Following the completion of the pilot, focus groups were conducted and patients reported their desire to understand how to be active, and what the ideal intensity was, for them to benefit.
We were asked to present the results of our study at the British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention (BACPR) Annual Conference, with our poster chosen for its “outstanding quality”.