Cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction: what influences patients' intentions to attend?

@article{McKee2014CardiacRA,
  title={Cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction: what influences patients' intentions to attend?},
  author={Gabrielle McKee and Martha J. Biddle and Sharon O' Donnell and Mary Lou Mooney and Frances O' Brien and Debra Kay Moser},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={329-37}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes have increased their availability and expanded their eligibility criteria. This study sought to identify current predictors and reasons influencing myocardial infarction patients' pre-discharge intentions to attend CR. METHODS Patients in this longitudinal, prospective, five site study completed questionnaires that surveyed their intentions to attend, attendance and main reasons for non-attendance at CR. RESULTS 84% of the 1172 patients… CONTINUE READING
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