Table 2

Barriers to using technology in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation, displayed as n (%)

Barriers to using technologyAll (n=107)Phase I (n=6)Phase II (n=9)Phase III (n=68)Phase IV (n=24)
Lack of patient confidence93 (86.9)2 (33.3)8 (88.9)60 (88.2)23 (95.8)
Patients do not have access to computers/tablets/smart phone86 (80.4)2 (33.3)4 (44.4)61 (89.7)19 (79.2)
Patients do not have an internet connection73 (68.2)2 (33.3)6 (66.7)48 (70.6)17 (70.8)
Patients lack interest in receiving services using technology65 (60.7)1 (16.7)5 (55.6)44 (64.7)15 (62.5)
Professionals are concerned about patient safety43 (40.2)0 (0.0)3 (33.3)34 (50.0)6 (25.0)
Patients are concerned about safety32 (29.9)2 (33.3)3 (33.3)21 (30.9)6 (25.0)
Internet security and patient confidentiality concerns27 (25.2)1 (16.7)4 (44.4)18 (25)4 (16.7)
Professionals not confident delivering service using technology24 (22.4)0 (0.0)2 (22.2)19 (27.9)3 (12.5)
Trusts/Health Boards do not support the delivery of health services using technology16 (15.0)1 (16.7)0 (0.0)14 (20.6)1 (4.2)
No barriers2 (1.9)1 (11.1)0 (0.0)1 (1.5)0 (0.0)