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Title: eEduHeart I: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial Investigating the Effectiveness of a Cardiac Web-Based eLearning Platform - Rationale and Study Design
Authors: Frederix, Ines
Vandenberk, Thijs
Janssen, Leen
Geurden, Anne
Vandervoort, Pieter
Dendale, Paul
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: KARGER
Citation: CARDIOLOGY, 136(3), p. 157-163
Abstract: Objectives: Cardiac telerehabilitation includes, in its most comprehensive format, telemonitoring, telecoaching, social interaction, and eLearning. The specific role of eLearning, however, was seldom assessed. The aim of eEduHeart I is to investigate the medium-term effectiveness of the addition of a cardiac web-based eLearing platform to conventional cardiac care. Methods: In this prospective, multicenter randomized, controlled trial, 1,000 patients with coronary artery disease will be randomized 1:1 to an intervention group (receiving 1-month unrestricted access to the cardiac eLearning platform in addition to conventional cardiac care) or to conventional cardiac care alone. The primary endpoint is health-related quality of life, assessed by the HeartQoL questionnaire at the 1- and 3-month follow-ups. Secondary endpoints include pathology-specific knowledge and self-reported eLearning platform user experience. Data on the eLearning platform usage will be gathered through web logging during the study period. Results: eEduHeart I will be one of the first studies to report on the added value of eLearning. Conclusions: If the intervention is proven effective, current cardiac telerehabilitation programs can be augmented by including eLearning, too. The platform can then be used as a model for other chronic diseases in which patient education plays a key role. (C) 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel
Notes: [Frederix, Ines; Dendale, Paul] Jessa Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Hasselt, Belgium. [Frederix, Ines; Vandenberk, Thijs; Vandervoort, Pieter; Dendale, Paul] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Frederix, Ines; Janssen, Leen; Geurden, Anne] Univ Antwerp, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Antwerp, Belgium. [Vandenberk, Thijs; Vandervoort, Pieter] Hosp East Limburg, Dept Cardiol, Genk, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24147
DOI: 10.1159/000448393
ISI #: 000394556500003
ISSN: 0008-6312
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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