Current endorsed projects

September 2021 (currently recruiting)

Smart home ecosystem to support self-management of heart failure

Hannah Thompson - Deakin University

This study is attempting to understand current clinical and self-management practices suggested for someone with heart failure, what additional support is needed, and how technology can improve self-management of their condition

Researchers are currently seeking health professionals who work closely with people living with heart failure to take part in a 1 hour Zoom or telephone interview. There are $20 Woolworths vouchers available for anybody that participates.

June 2021

The cardiovascular oral health CARDIOH Project

Dr Jed Montayre - Western Sydney University

This study is examining current knowledge, perceptions and practices towards oral health in cardiovascular health settings.

Researchers are currently seeking Nurses, Cardiologists, GPs and Health Allied Professionals working in cardiovascular care to answer a short 10-15 minute survey.

The INFORM-AF Pilot Study – A Pilot Feasibility Study of mHealth education program for patients living with Atrial Fibrillation.

Dr. Caleb Ferguson - Blacktown Hospital

This study aims test the feasibility of a novel digital education program targeted to patients
living with AF, in improving their knowledge and quality of life. The study will also evaluate
the usability of the mHealth program for patients. Patients will utilise this education program via a personal smartphone application, and delivered over a 6 week period with a series of six spaced learning scenario-based questions.

It is currently looking for patients with atrial fibrillation visiting or admitted into Blacktown Hospital or Sutherland Hospital Cardiology Services.

Compliance and Behavioural Modification post-Myocardial Infarction using Digital Health: The MiSmartHeart Study

Melissa Pelly - Monash University

This study aims to gather opinions of MI patients and health professionals about the functions, features and characteristics of a digital health technology to support post-MI care. The overall aim of the project is to develop a digital health technology that addresses the needs of MI patients and supports heart-healthy behaviours. The results of this study will inform the development of a prototype of a digital health solution for secondary prevention of MI.

It is currently looking for patients who have had a heart attack or clincians who provide care for these patients to take part in an online survey and/or focus group.