Home-based interactive e-health educational intervention for middle-aged adults to improve total exercise, adherence rate, exercise efficacy, and outcome: a randomised controlled trial
EML Wong1, SY Chair2, DYP Leung2, JWH Sit2, KP Leung3
1 School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2 The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
3 Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hospital Authority
1. e-health educational intervention (e-HEI) significantly improved the amount of physical exercise in middle-aged adults in the first 3 months.
2. Although results favoured the intervention group with enhanced lipid control, exercise self-efficacy, and exercise adherence, the difference between the intervention and control groups was not significant.
3. Process evaluation revealed that the e-HEI could be implemented in clinical settings and accepted by participants to support their exercise maintenance, exercise, and health status.
4. Findings of this study may help healthcare professionals in strategic planning of e-HEI and continuous support to promote good exercise habits among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease.