CARDIAC REHABILITATION: PART 2 OF 2: Factors in attendance at cardiac rehabilitation

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Abstract

O'Connell S (2014) Cardiac rehabilitation 2: factors in attendance at cardiac rehabilitation. Nursing Times; 110: 19, 20–22.

Aim

The aim of this study was to advance our understanding of why patients do not attend our local cardiac rehabilitation programme.

Method

All patients referred to the CR programme over a three-month period were invited to take part. Patients completed three questionnaires.

Results

Twenty-five patients agreed to take part in the study, 16 of whom returned questionnaires. A preference for exercise at home was the most common reason given for not attending phase 3 CR.

Conclusions

This study highlighted the need for flexibility in the provision of phase-3 CR.

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> A study on why patients did not attend a local cardiac rehabilitation programme in Guernsey

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> The influence of the island's demographic profile

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> Implications for practice

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Cardiac rehabilitation aids recovery, so the reasons why people do and do not attend should be understood. A study found that such services should be more flexible

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