Adherence to Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
“Novel Strategies to Improve Cardiometabolic Status and Adherence to Exercise Regimens in Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease”
This is a 2x2 study examining the impacts of a novel exercise regimen and daily text message reminders in patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation will be randomized to either moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) or a novel exercise regimen consisting of three periods of high intensity exercise, called BURST exercise. Additionally, half of the patients in each exercise group will be randomized to receive daily text message reminders to improve adherence to the prescribed exercise regimen.
Behavioral - BURST physical activity
BURST is a novel exercise regimen consisting of three daily periods of 10 minutes of high intensity physical activity spread throughout the day.
Behavioral - Text Message Reminders
Patients were sent daily text message reminders to remind them to exercise.
Behavioral - Moderate Intensity Continuous Training
This is the current standard of care for cardiac rehabilitation patients. It consists of 1 daily period of 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity.
The Impact of Novel Strategies to Improve Cardiometabolic Status and Adherence to Exercise Regimens in Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease