Journal article

LC-REHAB: randomised trial assessing the effect of a new patient education method - learning and coping strategies - in cardiac rehabilitation

Vibeke Lynggaard, Ole May, Alison Beauchamp, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Inge Wittrup

BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Due to improved treatments and ageing population, many countries now report increasing prevalence in rates of ischemic heart disease and heart failure. Cardiac rehabilitation has potential to reduce morbidity and mortality, but not all patients complete. In light of favourable effects of cardiac rehabilitation it is important to develop patient education methods which can enhance adherence to this effective program. The LC-REHAB study aims to compare the effect of a new patient education strategy in cardiac rehabilitation called 'learning and coping' to that of standard care. Further, this paper aims to describe the theoretical basis and details of this intervention. METHODS/DESI..

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