School of Health and Human Performance
Name: Ms. Antonia Martin
Contact email address: Antonia.email@example.com
For Qualification of Study: M.Sc
Research Title: An examination of how to sustain long-term adherence to physical activity following a cardiac event.
Following a cardiac event, individuals are encouraged, through cardiac rehabilitation, to gradually increase their physical activity levels. This purpose of my research is to establish how best to assist individuals achieve long-term adherence to regular health enhancing physical activity. The first study examined the determinants of long-term adherence - more than 6 months - to a structured exercise community-based cardiac rehabilitation (CBCR) programme. The second study is testing the efficacy of a peer mentoring programme in helping neophyte exercisers to "fit into" the CBCR programme, and consequently increase their long-term adherence. The primary outcome measure is long-term adherence to physical activity. The secondary outcome measures include levels of physical activity, exercise self-efficacy and health related quality of life.
Supervisor: Dr.Catherine Woods