This research study focuses on the JUMPSTART exercise program. The objectives are: to identify barriers and enablers for mobilization and exercise rehabilitation; to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and adoption of the JUMPSTART program (and make improvements as needed); to assess the preliminary effect of the program on quality of life; and to improve engagement in conventional cardiac rehabilitation.

Brief Description

An exercise program, called JUMPSTART, has been developed for patients that undergo an aortic valve replacement (TAVR procedure) at the Hamilton General Hospital. The program consists of exercise videos that are approximately 20 minutes long and can easily be accessed online. Patients that consent to participate in the research study component are asked to do two surveys. The first survey is done approximately two weeks after their procedure, and the second survey is done three months after their procedure. Survey questions focus on program preferences and satisfaction, potential barriers and facilitators to participation (in both the JUMPSTART program and cardiac rehabilitation programs), and quality of life.

For more information about this study, please contact CEBI by email at cebi@hhsc.ca.