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Factors predicting discontinuation of a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programme

Abbas Soleimani, Ali Abbasi, Mostafa Nejatian, Mojtaba Salarifar, Siroos Darabian, Abbas Ali Karimi, Saeed Davoodi, Seyed Ebrahim Kassaian, Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi, Mahmood Sheikhfathollahi
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):140-146.

open access

Vol 67, No 2 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-02-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract


Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes play an important role in the management of patients with coronary artery disease. However, a significant proportion of patients do not participate or do not complete CR.
Aim: To asses the prevalence and predictors of discontinuation of a hospital-based CR programme and to investigate whether or not the completers and dropouts differed in relation to their baseline characteristics.
Methods: Data used for analysis were from a hospital-based CR programme involving 1986 discharged patients at Tehran Heart Centre between July 2004 and January 2006. The patients who completed all 24 sessions of the CR programme were compared with the dropouts.
Results: The CR completion rate was 18.1% (average of 11.4±8.1, ranging from 1 to 78 sessions) including patients who completed 24 (n=284) or more sessions (n=77) of the CR programme. Factors predicting dropout were male gender (OR 1.441, p=0.0094), younger age (OR 0.979, p=0.005), and lower levels of education (OR 0.412, p

Abstract


Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes play an important role in the management of patients with coronary artery disease. However, a significant proportion of patients do not participate or do not complete CR.
Aim: To asses the prevalence and predictors of discontinuation of a hospital-based CR programme and to investigate whether or not the completers and dropouts differed in relation to their baseline characteristics.
Methods: Data used for analysis were from a hospital-based CR programme involving 1986 discharged patients at Tehran Heart Centre between July 2004 and January 2006. The patients who completed all 24 sessions of the CR programme were compared with the dropouts.
Results: The CR completion rate was 18.1% (average of 11.4±8.1, ranging from 1 to 78 sessions) including patients who completed 24 (n=284) or more sessions (n=77) of the CR programme. Factors predicting dropout were male gender (OR 1.441, p=0.0094), younger age (OR 0.979, p=0.005), and lower levels of education (OR 0.412, p
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Keywords

cardiac rehabilitation; dropout; attendance; coronary artery disease

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Title

Original article
Factors predicting discontinuation of a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programme

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 2 (2009)

Pages

140-146

Published online

2009-02-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):140-146.

Keywords

cardiac rehabilitation
dropout
attendance
coronary artery disease

Authors

Abbas Soleimani
Ali Abbasi
Mostafa Nejatian
Mojtaba Salarifar
Siroos Darabian
Abbas Ali Karimi
Saeed Davoodi
Seyed Ebrahim Kassaian
Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi
Mahmood Sheikhfathollahi

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