Journal article

Factors influencing participation in cardiac rehabilitation programmes after referral and initial attendance: qualitative systematic review and meta-synthesis

Alexander M Clark, Kathryn M King-Shier, Melisa A Spaling, Amanda S Duncan, James A Stone, Susan B Jaglal, David R Thompson, Jan E Angus

Clinical Rehabilitation | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation improves morbidity and mortality in people with coronary heart disease, but little is understood of patients' decisions to participate. METHODS: To develop interventions aimed at increasing completion of programmes, we conducted a qualitative systematic review and meta-synthesis to explore the complex factors and processes influencing participation in cardiac rehabilitation programmes after referral and initial access. To be included in the review, studies had to contain a qualitative research component, population specific data on programme participation in adults >18 years, and be published ≥1995 as full articles or theses. Ten da..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant (91784). AMC is supported by career awards from CIHR and with KK by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS). SJ holds the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Chair at the University of Toronto.