Exploring the biggest challenges for people affected by cardiovascular disease

Approximately seven million people live with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the UK. They, and those providing care and support to them, experience a wide range of challenges. This includes the physical and psychosocial impacts of CVD, daily living, and clinical management. Whilst there is a wealth of literature examining these challenges, it typically focuses on particular needs and conditions.

In the Patient Experience Journal, a study was published by Picker which aimed to identify the biggest challenges for people affected by in the UK and explore the sources of support and information used to help manage conditions, to inform future service provision. In particular, the study explored respondents’ use of online or digital technologies, and other non-medical resources.

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