Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Attendance and Adherence on Exercise Maintenance after Cardiac Events

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158656
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Presentation
Title:
Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Attendance and Adherence on Exercise Maintenance after Cardiac Events
Abstract:
Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Attendance and Adherence on Exercise Maintenance after Cardiac Events
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Al-Duhoun, Ahmad, MSc
Title:Research Assistant
Contact Address:SON, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Co-Authors:Shirley M. Moore, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor & Dean for Research; Jacqueline M. Charvat, BS, Project Manager
It is well known that there are physiologic and psychological benefits from participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP), but little is known about the effect of attending a CRP on long-term exercise after cardiac events. Using a social problem-solving model, the purpose of this longitudinal study was to determine whether or not attendance and adherence to CRP were independent predictors of exercise at 6 months following completion of a CRP. A convenience sample of 123 subjects (48 women, 80 men) was recruited at completion of a Phase II CRP. Subjects’ ages ranged between 38-85 years (M=62.8, SD=10.9). Attendance at a CRP consisted of the number of CRP sessions attended following their cardiac event. Adherence consisted of the ratio of the number of CRP sessions attended over the number of prescribed sessions. Exercise was measured using a heart rate wristwatch monitor over 6 months. Four sets of hierarchical regression equations were built in which exercise amount and frequency were regressed on the independent variables of attendance and adherence to a CRP when controlling for covariates (co-morbidity, fitness level, age, gender, race and marital status). Results showed that adherence was a significant independent predictor of both amount (b=.18, t=2.0, p=. 04; F=3.4, p=< .00) and frequency (b=.23, t=2.5, p=.01; F=2.9, p=<.00) of exercise. Attendance at a CRP was not a significant independent predictor of exercise amount or frequency. These findings indicate that patient adherence to the prescribed CRP regimen may aid early identification of individuals who are at risk for not maintaining long-term exercise after cardiac events and permit more targeted intervention.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Attendance and Adherence on Exercise Maintenance after Cardiac Eventsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158656-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Attendance and Adherence on Exercise Maintenance after Cardiac Events </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Al-Duhoun, Ahmad, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shirley M. Moore, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor &amp; Dean for Research; Jacqueline M. Charvat, BS, Project Manager</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">It is well known that there are physiologic and psychological benefits from participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP), but little is known about the effect of attending a CRP on long-term exercise after cardiac events. Using a social problem-solving model, the purpose of this longitudinal study was to determine whether or not attendance and adherence to CRP were independent predictors of exercise at 6 months following completion of a CRP. A convenience sample of 123 subjects (48 women, 80 men) was recruited at completion of a Phase II CRP. Subjects&rsquo; ages ranged between 38-85 years (M=62.8, SD=10.9). Attendance at a CRP consisted of the number of CRP sessions attended following their cardiac event. Adherence consisted of the ratio of the number of CRP sessions attended over the number of prescribed sessions. Exercise was measured using a heart rate wristwatch monitor over 6 months. Four sets of hierarchical regression equations were built in which exercise amount and frequency were regressed on the independent variables of attendance and adherence to a CRP when controlling for covariates (co-morbidity, fitness level, age, gender, race and marital status). Results showed that adherence was a significant independent predictor of both amount (b=.18, t=2.0, p=. 04; F=3.4, p=&lt; .00) and frequency (b=.23, t=2.5, p=.01; F=2.9, p=&lt;.00) of exercise. Attendance at a CRP was not a significant independent predictor of exercise amount or frequency. These findings indicate that patient adherence to the prescribed CRP regimen may aid early identification of individuals who are at risk for not maintaining long-term exercise after cardiac events and permit more targeted intervention. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:16:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:16:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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