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Work in Progress Seminar: Text Messaging to Support Cardiovascular Disease Patients Post-Discharge: The Txt2Prevent Study

May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital
1081 Burrard Street

Emily Ross
PhD Student at Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in Canada. Furthermore, many heart disease patients are readmitted to the hospital shortly after they have been discharged. However, some readmissions may be avoided by properly managing one’s condition and having sufficient support. The transition from the hospital back to one’s home and community can be challenging and overwhelming for some patients. Therefore, it is necessary to develop simple and effective tools to support patients during this time. The Txt2Prevent study will design and implement a text messaging program that supports acute coronary syndrome patients for the first 60 days after being discharged from the hospital. The text messages will deliver timely and relevant messages about follow-up care, medication use, and healthy lifestyle behaviours. This talk will discuss the design of the Txt2Prevent study, the development of the text messages, and well as present some early, preliminary results.

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2016-2017 WiP Schedule.

Health research in the heart of Vancouver