Journal article

Physical Activity after Cardiac EventS (PACES) - a group education programme with subsequent text-message support designed to increase physical activity in individuals with diagnosed coronary heart disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Louisa Y Herring, Helen Dallosso, Sudesna Chatterjee, Danielle Bodicoat, Sally Schreder, Kamlesh Khunti, Tom Yates, Sam Seidu, Ian Hudson, Melanie J Davies

Trials | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) represents approximately 13% of deaths worldwide and is the leading cause of death in the UK with considerable associated health care costs. After a CHD event, timely cardiac rehabilitation optimises patient outcomes. However, a high percentage of these services do not meet necessary performance indicators such as course length and follow-up attendance. Uptake of such services is only 50% in UK patients and support provided 12 months after an event is often limited. To delay and prevent further CHD events leading to hospitalisation, supplementary self-management strategies such as group education, are necessary. METHODS: This is a single-centre, rando..

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