DOI: 10.1161/circ.148.suppl_1.13093 ISSN: 0009-7322

Abstract 13093: Impact of Digital Health Coaching on Older Individuals With Cardiometabolic Conditions

Jasmine Moore, Sarah Rutland, Vanessia Tran, Jane Murphy
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Introduction: Cardiometabolic conditions are top contributors to low health-related quality of life and early mortality. The multi-faceted care needed to manage these conditions can become more challenging as patients age. This analysis aimed to identify if a digital health coaching (DHC) program can improve how older adults manage their cardiometabolic conditions.

Methods: This retrospective analysis included adults 55 or older who participated in a DHC program for at least 3 months. Participants were referred by an employer/payor program or physician. Participants enrolled in 1 of 4 cardiometabolic condition-specific programs: Weight Management, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, or Dyslipidemia. To assess outcomes and impact of participation in DHC, changes in psychosocial and cardiovascular-related quality of life measures collected at baseline and month 3 were evaluated.

Results: Of 1,290 adults enrolled in a cardiometabolic DHC program, 639 remained engaged and completed outcome measure surveys. Most participants were female (80%), and the study population was racially diverse: 52% white, 48% nonwhite. At 3 months, self-reported diabetes distress scores (2.36 to 1.9, P<0.05) and weight (206.5 to 201.765, P<0.05) improved. Depression (2.36 to 1.9, P<0.05), stress (3.97 to 3.27, P<0.05), and anxiety (0.86 to 0.73, P<0.05) scores also improved.

Conclusions: DHC participants improved clinical and psychosocial outcomes in 3 months in this outcome analysis. Engaging in DHC may help patients manage their cardiometabolic conditions and help improve their health-related quality of life.

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