Improving uptake and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation: literature review.

@article{Beswick2005ImprovingUA,
  title={Improving uptake and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation: literature review.},
  author={Andrew David Beswick and Kim Rees and Robert R West and Fiona Claire Taylor and Martin Burke and Ingolf Griebsch and R. S. L. Taylor and Jackie Victory and Jacqueline Brown and Shah Ebrahim},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={538-55}
}
AIMS This paper presents a comprehensive systematic review of literature carried out to identify studies of interventions to improve uptake, adherence and professional compliance in cardiac rehabilitation. BACKGROUND Guidelines recommend that cardiac rehabilitation should be offered to patients following acute myocardial infarction and revascularization. Uptake and adherence are low, particularly in women, older people, and socially deprived and ethnic minority patients. Although patient… CONTINUE READING

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