Financial, family, and social factors impacting on cardiac rehabilitation attendance

Hagan, Natalie, Botti, Mari and Watts, Rosemary 2007, Financial, family, and social factors impacting on cardiac rehabilitation attendance, Heart & lung: the journal of acute and critical care, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 105-113, doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2006.05.010.

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Title Financial, family, and social factors impacting on cardiac rehabilitation attendance
Author(s) Hagan, Natalie
Botti, MariORCID iD for Botti, Mari
Watts, Rosemary
Journal name Heart & lung: the journal of acute and critical care
Volume number 36
Issue number 2
Start page 105
End page 113
Publisher Mosby, Inc.
Place of publication St.Louis, MO
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 0147-9563
Summary Background
Attendance in phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation program after acute myocardial infarction is poor.

To identify and explore the demographic factors that influence peoples’ decisions to attend cardiac rehabilitation programs.

A descriptive-interpretive design was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 people post infarction in Victoria, Australia after their first scheduled appointment to attend outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. The interview transcripts were thematically analysed.

The perceived relevance of cardiac rehabilitation related to the context of people’s lives, namely their financial, family and social situation, and how important program outcomes were seen to be relevant to this context.

The findings of this study suggest that there are a proportion of people unlikely to attend outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs following an AMI despite encouragement to attend. It may be unrealistic to aim for 100% referral and uptake into cardiac rehabilitation programs and therefore an inappropriate endpoint by which to evaluate such programs.

Notes Available online 13 March 2007.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2006.05.010
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007 Mosby, Inc.
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