International feasibility trial on the use of an interactive mobile health platform for cardiac rehabilitation: Protocol of the Diversity 1 study

Manuel Cruz Gonzalez-Garcia, Farhad Fatehi, Martijn Scherrenberg, Robin Henriksson, Adrian Maciejewski, Jorge Salamanca Viloria, Paul Cummins, Ines Frederix, Antonio Manuel Rojas Gonzalez, Lukasz Koltowski, Nico Bruining, Thomas Mooe, Paul Dendale, Mohan Karunanithi, Marlien Varnfield

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Introduction The implementation of home-based cardiac rehabilitation has demonstrated potential to increase patient participation, but the content and the delivering of the programmes varies across countries. The objective of this study is to investigate whether an Australian-validated mobile health (mHealth) platform for cardiac rehabilitation will be accepted and adopted irrespectively from the existing organisational and contextual factors in five different European countries. Methods and analysis This international multicentre feasibility study will use surveys, preliminary observations and analysis to evaluate the use and the user's perceptions (satisfaction) of a validated mHealth platform in different contextual settings. Ethics and dissemination This study protocol has been approved by the Australian research organisation CSIRO and the respective ethical committees of the European sites. The dissemination of this trial will serve as a ground for the further implementation of an international large randomised controlled trial which will contribute to an effective global introduction of mHealth into daily clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere100042
Number of pages5
JournalBMJ Health & Care Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • BMJ health informatics
  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • healthcare
  • mHealth
  • patient care

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