Expectation, satisfaction, and predictors of dropout in cardiac rehabilitation.

  title={Expectation, satisfaction, and predictors of dropout in cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={Melanie Wittmer and Martina Volpatti and Simone Piazzalonga and Andreas C. Hoffmann},
  journal={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  volume={19 5},
BACKGROUND Despite the evidence of benefit many patients fail to adhere to cardiac rehabilitation (CR). This study aims at describing the rate, reasons, and predictors of dropout from CR, as well as expectations und satisfaction among participants. METHODS Prospective analysis of demographic, medical, and psychosocial data in a large cohort of consecutive participants of outpatient CR. RESULTS Between 1999 and 2008, 2521 consecutive patients were enrolled in CR and complete data for… CONTINUE READING
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