HELP-AF: assessing home-based support and education for people with abnormal heart rhythms
- Years funded:
- 2011 - 2019
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm in the Australian population, and its prevalence is rapidly increasing. People with atrial fibrillation have a significantly impaired quality of life and the medical management of the condition is placing a growing burden on the Australian healthcare system.
Professor Prashanthan Sanders will conduct a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a homebased education and learning program for people with atrial fibrillation (HELP-AF). In particular, he will determine whether the HELP-AF can improve current standard care by reducing unplanned hospitalisations and improving study participants quality of life. Prashanthans study will help define the best management for AF and will evaluate a model of care that may lead to reduced hospital admissions, improved quality of life and the optimisation of complex medicine regimens for people living with this condition.
Professor Prashanthan Sanders
|Institute:||The University of Adelaide|