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Title: Preferences and perspectives regarding telehealth exercise interventions for adults with cystic fibrosis: A qualitative study.
Austin Authors: Poulsen, Megan;Holland, Anne E ;Button, Brenda;Jones, Arwel W
Affiliation: Department of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.;Department of Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Respiratory Research@Alfred, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.;Department of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Respiratory Research@Alfred, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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Issue Date: 30-Jan-2024
Date: 2024
Publication information: Pediatric Pulmonology 2024-01-30
Abstract: Physical activity and exercise are key components in the management of cystic fibrosis (CF). Completing exercise programs online may minimize the risk of cross-infection and increase access for people with CF. This study aimed to understand the perspectives of people with CF regarding intervention content for a telehealth exercise program. Individual semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted in adults with CF purposefully sampled for age, disease severity, and social demographics. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed thematically by two researchers independently. Participants were 23 adults with CF (14 females) aged from 21 to 60 years. Three major themes (subthemes) were generated: "Personalizing components to an exercise program" (customizing an exercise program to the individual person and their unique health and exercise needs, enjoyment and variety of exercise activities, accessibility and exercise fitting around competing demands or commitments), "The importance of maintaining connections" (challenges regarding face-to-face interactions for people with CF, accountability of scheduled exercise sessions with others, shared experiences between people with CF and specialist support from the CF care team), and "Monitoring health and exercise" (perception of health status and monitoring and recording exercise participation and health). This study provides important information regarding the preferences of adults with CF for telehealth exercise interventions. Interventions should be tailored to the individual person with CF, include an opportunity to maintain connections with peers and the CF multidisciplinary team, and provide a method to monitor progress over time.
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.26889
ORCID: 0000-0002-9136-5245
Journal: Pediatric Pulmonology
PubMed URL: 38289142
ISSN: 1099-0496
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: co-operative design
online exercise
participatory design
patient collaboration
patient preference
physical therapy
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