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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183164
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Analysis of Hospital Affiliated Outpatient Cardiac Rehab patient Outcomes
Author(s):
O'Brien, Deb
Author Details:
Deb O'Brien, RN, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, FL, email: Deb-Obrien@smh.com
Abstract:
Purpose: Cardiac Rehabilitation is a carefully phased program of exercise and education, designed to help cardiac patients regain strength, prevent their condition from worsening and reduce risk of future heart problems. In a nationwide survey of 72,817 hospital-discharged cardiac patients, 40,974 of the patients (56%) were referred to cardiac rehab. The Cardiac Rehabilitation at the hospital under study has a well established program. However in contrast to national data, from October 2007-October 2008, this Cardiac Rehabilitation program received a mere 13% of eligible discharge referrals. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of Cardiac Rehabilitation at this institution in order to generate program effectiveness data. Methods: Exercise Physiologists, (EP), EP Interns and nursing staff collected data from outpatient Cardiac Rehab participants from July 2008 to February 2009. Outcomes measured were Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist circumference, Met level (functional capacity), Nutrition Survey Scores and Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II). Pre- and post-data were compared using paired samples t-tests. Findings: 82 patients (64 males and 18 females) completed an average of 31 sessions. Average patient age was 73 (n=57). There were no significant changes in BMI or in nutrition scores. However, there were significant decreases in Waist Circumference (p=.000) and BDI-II (p<.01) and significant increases in Met levels (p=.000). Discussions: Attending this Cardiac Rehabilitation program provided significant improvements in waist circumference, functional capacity, and emotional wellness for our patients. Using these study findings, this Cardiac Rehabilitation program has promoted the data-demonstrated benefits of this program. Increased physician awareness regarding the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation is critical to improve referral rates and the quality of care to patients with heart disease. Referral and utilization data will be evaluated from October 2008-October 2009 to evaluate effectiveness of marketing efforts.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAnalysis of Hospital Affiliated Outpatient Cardiac Rehab patient Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Deben_US
dc.author.detailsDeb O'Brien, RN, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, FL, email: Deb-Obrien@smh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183164-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Cardiac Rehabilitation is a carefully phased program of exercise and education, designed to help cardiac patients regain strength, prevent their condition from worsening and reduce risk of future heart problems. In a nationwide survey of 72,817 hospital-discharged cardiac patients, 40,974 of the patients (56%) were referred to cardiac rehab. The Cardiac Rehabilitation at the hospital under study has a well established program. However in contrast to national data, from October 2007-October 2008, this Cardiac Rehabilitation program received a mere 13% of eligible discharge referrals. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of Cardiac Rehabilitation at this institution in order to generate program effectiveness data. Methods: Exercise Physiologists, (EP), EP Interns and nursing staff collected data from outpatient Cardiac Rehab participants from July 2008 to February 2009. Outcomes measured were Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist circumference, Met level (functional capacity), Nutrition Survey Scores and Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II). Pre- and post-data were compared using paired samples t-tests. Findings: 82 patients (64 males and 18 females) completed an average of 31 sessions. Average patient age was 73 (n=57). There were no significant changes in BMI or in nutrition scores. However, there were significant decreases in Waist Circumference (p=.000) and BDI-II (p&lt;.01) and significant increases in Met levels (p=.000). Discussions: Attending this Cardiac Rehabilitation program provided significant improvements in waist circumference, functional capacity, and emotional wellness for our patients. Using these study findings, this Cardiac Rehabilitation program has promoted the data-demonstrated benefits of this program. Increased physician awareness regarding the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation is critical to improve referral rates and the quality of care to patients with heart disease. Referral and utilization data will be evaluated from October 2008-October 2009 to evaluate effectiveness of marketing efforts.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:17:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:17:17Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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