BACPR research priority setting project has now been published in Open Heart

The British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) research priority setting project has now been completed and published on Open Heart. Using a modified Delphi process, they have determined the top 10 research questions for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation (CVPR).

The modified Delphi process involved a panel of experts in cardiovascular care, including clinicians, researchers, and policymakers, a variety of different countries, who were asked to rank potential research topics and themes from both a literature review and additional suggestions from the respondents, in three rounds of anonymous online surveys. The final top 10 list of questions was cut down from 76 questions and grouped in to five categories (access and remote delivery, exercise and physical activity, optimising programme outcomes, psychosocial health and impact of the pandemic).

The identified research priorities include evaluating the effectiveness of new models of care, assessing the implementation of digital health technologies, exploring strategies for improving patient engagement and adherence, and examining the impact of social determinants of health on program delivery and outcomes.

The results of the study will inform future national and international CVPR research supported by the BACPR Clinical Study Group.

The group used the support from the BHF CRC infrastructure to undertake this work.  If you would like to understand more about this work and how your research group can undertake a similar exercise, please contact us on

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