TITLE

THE CADISAP STUDY--A NOVEL AND A COMPREHENSIVE CARDIAC REHABLITATION (CR) PROGRAMME: CAN IT IMPROVE THE UPTAKE IN SOUTH ASIAN (SA) PATIENTS WITH ESTABLISHED CHD?

AUTHOR(S)
Kuppuswamy, V. C.; Jhuree, K.; Cunliffe, E.; Sheik, A. Q.; Feder, G.; Gupta, S.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Heart;May2004 Supplement 2, Vol. 90, pA51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study to evaluate the feasibility of providing a culturally sensitive cardiac rehabilitation program. A menu based and comprehensive programme consisting of education, dietary counseling, supervised exercise training, psychological therapy, and support with smoking cessation delivered in three phases hospital, community, and home based with appropriate language, cultural, and social support. A total of 126 patients were offered the service over a period of 1 year, of which 100 consented, 26 patients declined to consent. The programme demonstrated an average attendance of 72% per individual session with 63 patients successfully completing their prescribed programme and 24 of the recruited patients dropping out.
ACCESSION #
13169861

 

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