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Title:Cardiac rehabilitation referral: An information gap
Author(s):Gollop, Claudia J.; Chen, Annie T.; Wu, Wan-ching
Subject(s):cardiac rehabilitation
information behavior
information needs
Abstract:Cardiac rehabilitation (CR), consisting of exercise and diet modifications are proven to promote a healthy lifestyle that can extend life, particularly for survivors of cardiovascular events. Nonetheless, there is a long-standing concern regarding the underutilization of CR in general and especially by women. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation recommends all eligible persons be referred and participate in a CR program. However, participation and adherence to CR remain low. There appears to be a CR referral information gap in many instances, and thus focus groups that were conducted investigated three main research questions. First, what did CR mean for these former CR participants? Second, how did participants find out about CR? Last, what information should prospective cardiac rehabilitation program participants receive? The poster will present the background and motivation for the study, preliminary results, and discussion of these results.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Gollop, C. J., Chen, A. T., & Wu, W.. (2013). Cardiac rehabilitation referral: An information gap. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 682-684). doi:10.9776/13315
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03

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