Adherence to physical activity in patients with heart disease: Types, settings and evaluation instruments

K. Livitckaia, V. Koutkias, N. Maglaveras, E. Kouidi, M. van Gils, I. Chouvarda

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Physical fitness is one of the main therapeutic recommendations for patients with heart disease. Yet, adherence to physical activity regimen in both daily life and rehabilitation programs remains to be low. Elaborating on the analysis of factors associated with physical activity behavior, we noticed that the concept of adherence is complex, and its evaluation depends on a specific behavior and its settings. Evaluation of adherence to exercise in leisure time and exercise in the settings of cardiac rehabilitation program requires an application of different instruments. In this paper, we present a summary of findings from the literature analysis regarding types, settings and evaluation instruments of physical activity adherence in daily life and cardiac rehabilitation settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrecision Medicine Powered by pHealth and Connected Health
Subtitle of host publicationICBHI 2017
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-7419-6
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-7418-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics: ICBHI 2017 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 18 Nov 201721 Nov 2017

Publication series

SeriesIFMBE Proceedings


Conference3rd International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics


  • Health behavior
  • Heart disease
  • Patient adherence
  • Physical activity
  • Translational research

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