Patterns and predictors of uptake and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation.

  title={Patterns and predictors of uptake and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={John Sharp and Claire Freeman},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention},
  volume={29 4},
PURPOSE Despite the recognized effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), these programs are frequently reported to be underutilized. This prospective study sought to describe the uptake of and adherence to phase 3 of a CR service in Glasgow, UK. METHODS The study recorded psychological, social, and demographic characteristics of patients in an attempt to ascertain variables associated with failure to initiate attendance or poor adherence to the program. Consecutive patients (N = 91) were… CONTINUE READING
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