Five-year changes in North Carolina outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.

  title={Five-year changes in North Carolina outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={Kelly R Evenson and Anna Johnson and Semra A. Aytur},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation},
  volume={26 6},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe cardiac rehabilitation programming, barriers to participation, and reasons for dropout in North Carolina from a program director's perspective and to compare those results with those of a similar statewide survey conducted 5 years earlier. METHODS In 1999 and 2004, a survey was mailed to all North Carolina program directors of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs. The response rate was 85% (61/72) in 1999 and 79% (61/77) in 2004… CONTINUE READING