MOVE-HF: an internet-based pilot study to improve adherence to exercise in patients with heart failure

Author: Deka, P. Country/countries: United States Number of patients participating in the study: 30 This study was focused on patients living with Heart Failure
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring, action-based behavioural techniques and emotional-based behavioural techniques and social support delivered in groups Intervention components: E+MT+AB+EB+SS+G
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Setting of implementation: Home-care, Virtual location Professionals delivering the intervention: primary investigator (PI) Targeted self-management behaviours: Communication with healthcare and/or social care providers, Eating behaviours, Handling /managing emotions, Medication use and adherence, Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring and action-based behavioural techniques delivered remotely Intervention components: E+MT+AB+R
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Setting of implementation: Home-care Professionals delivering the intervention: Service Targeted self-management behaviours: Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Exercise capacity (including effort test) Exercise capacity 6-min walking test (6MWT)
Quality of life Quality of life N/A
Self-efficacy Self-efficacy Bandura exercise self-efficacy scale

Patient characteristics

Age: 64.75 years (+/- a standard deviation of 11.35) Gender: 11 females/19 males Time since diagnosis of Heart Failure: N/A Severity of the disease: 42.5 (+/- a standard deviation of 11.73) Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
  • Tool: N/A

Socio-economic characteristics: N/A

Risk of Bias of this study

Outcome Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding performance Blinding detection objective outcomes assessment Attrition incomplete outcome Incorrect statistical methods Recruitment bias Selective outcome reporting
Exercise capacity (including effort test) - Exercise capacity
Quality of life - Quality of life
Self-efficacy - Self-efficacy