Cost Effectiveness and Functional Outcomes of Smartphone Cardiac Rehabilitation Assisted Self-Management in Coronary Artery Disease Patients (SCRAM) – Systematic Review Protocol
- Country : India
- Subject : Physiotherapy
Introduction: Telerehabilitation is defined as rehabilitation services that are delivered remotely through information and communication technologies and it has received increasing attention as it can overcome key accessibility barriers that limit participation in centre-based CR. The effectiveness of telerehabilitation, which commonly includes telephone, internet and videoconference communication between participants and healthcare practitioners, has been demonstrated. SCRAM extends beyond a single behavior (exercise) to include other secondary prevention self-management behaviors (medication adherence, physical activity and sedentary behavior, healthy eating, stress management and smoking cessation). This study protocol aims to learn the cost effectiveness and functional outcomes of SCRAM in CAD Patients. Methods/Design: Cost effectiveness and functional outcomes of SCRAM in CAD patients will be received based on systematic search on the following databases: US National Library of Medicine Database (PubMed), Scopus, Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Elton B. Stephens Co. (EBSCO), Web of Science, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro). Discussion: Based on the search results and intervention of results, the concept of administering Cardiac Rehabilitation in CAD patients with least cost not compromising functional outcomes of those patients will be drawn conclusively.