Physical Activity in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Towards Citizen-Centered Digital Evidence-Based Interventions

Johanna Gutenberg, Stefan Tino Kulnik, Rada Hussein, Thomas Stütz, Josef Niebauer, Rik Crutzen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


Physical activity is a vital part of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). However, heart-healthy physical activity levels in people with cardiovascular disease drop significantly after CR. This exploratory study employs qualitative and survey methods within a co-creation approach. The aim is to understand the mechanisms of healthy behavior and habit formation in order to create a novel evidence-based (post-)rehabilitation approach that employs digital means to sustain long-term physical activity levels in people with cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Citizen Centered Digital Health and Social Care
EditorsAlpo Värri, Jaime Delgado, Parisis Gallos, Maria Hägglund, Kristina Häyrinen, Ulla-Mari Kinnunen, Louise B. Pape-Haugaard, Laura-Maria Peltonen, Kaija Saranto, Philip Scott
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-145-0
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020

Publication series

SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Exercise
  • Humans
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

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