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dc.contributor.authorBotti, Mari-
dc.contributor.otherWatts, R. J.-
dc.contributor.otherHagan, N. A.-
dc.identifier.citationHeart Lung. 2007 Mar-Apr;36(2):105-13.en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Attendance in phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation program after acute myocardial infarction is poor. OBJECTIVE: To identify and explore the demographic factors that influence peoples' decisions to attend cardiac rehabilitation programs. METHODS: A descriptive-interpretive design was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 people post infarction in Victoria, Australia after their first scheduled appointment to attend outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. The interview transcripts were thematically analysed. RESULTS: The perceived relevance of cardiac rehabilitation related to the context of people's lives, namely their financial, family and social situation, and how important program outcomes were seen to be relevant to this context. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggest that there are a proportion of people unlikely to attend outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs following an AMI despite encouragement to attend. It may be unrealistic to aim for 100% referral and uptake into cardiac rehabilitation programs and therefore an inappropriate endpoint by which to evaluate such programs.en_US
dc.subjectCoronary Heart Disceaseen_US
dc.subjectAcute Myocardial Infarctionen_US
dc.subjectDemographic Factorsen_US
dc.subjectCardiac Rehabilitation Programs.en_US
dc.subjectSocial Situationen_US
dc.subjectProgram Outcomesen_US
dc.subjectHeart Attacken_US
dc.subjectPatient Complianceen_US
dc.subjectOutpatient Programsen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectMedical Administration, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria.en_US
dc.titleFinancial, family, and social factors impacting on cardiac rehabilitation attendance.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleHeart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Careen_US
dc.description.affiliatesAlfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australiaen_US
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