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
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..View full abstract
The study is funded by the Danish Ministry of Health, the Health Research Fund of Central Denmark Region and the Danish foundation 'TrygFonden'.