Journal article

Health care professionals' perceptions of hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation in mainland China: an exploratory study

Wenru Wang, Sek Ying Chair, David R Thompson, Sheila F Twinn

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

AIM: To explore Chinese health care professionals' perceptions of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease in mainland China. BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is a rapidly growing major health problem in mainland China and little is known about the current provision of rehabilitation for this population. DESIGN: A qualitative study. METHODS: Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 18 Chinese health care professionals. The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed and content analysis was used to identify categories. RESULTS: Content analysis of the data revealed three major categories: underdeveloped cardiac rehabilitation services, multiple obstacles to the est..

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