NYU’s Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation Team developed an extension to its cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program with an online Healthy Monday intervention to improve learning and participation in rehabilitation activities in patients with cardiopulmonary disease. NYU Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation staff worked with the Healthy Monday program team to develop a 13-week program to educate patients about the physical and psychological effects of health activities and encourage them to adopt appropriate stress management, physical activity, and health practices carry out healthy eating. Much of the material was selected from the existing Healthy Monday portfolio, while some custom materials were developed under the guidance of NYU’s Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation Team to meet the specific needs of heart and lung patients.
A weekly email was delivered through the NYU Langone MyChart system linking patients to a dedicated landing page on The Monday Campaigns website where additional information and weekly practices were available. During the weekly cycle, patients were asked every Monday to learn about the benefits of each practice, conduct the practice, and then complete a short questionnaire about their commitment. The program was offered on a rotating basis so that patients could begin and even repeat the cycle at any time during the 13-week cycle if the time spent working with the rehab team was longer than 13 weeks.
Preliminary data from the weekly quality improvement and quality improvement questionnaires at the end of the program indicated that more than half of the patients who received the emails opened the message, and almost all of the members of this group who completed the questionnaire responded indicated that this was likely Try the recommended activity The responses to the questionnaires also indicated that the messages were viewed as valuable by the recipients and that the recipients felt that the messages helped them stay on track with their health.
Based on these initial positive results, the NYU Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation and Healthy Monday teams will continue to deliver the program, and NYU Langone Rusk Rehabilitation will continue to collect quality improvement data to get more feedback and refine the program. The aim is to share this program with other hospitals and health systems to complement their existing cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs.