The Impact of Health Partner Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation on Health Partner Knowledge of Cardiac Disease Risk Factors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622692
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
The Impact of Health Partner Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation on Health Partner Knowledge of Cardiac Disease Risk Factors
Author(s):
Shank, Nathan T.
Advisors:
Whitmire, Tara
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2017
Grantor:
Nebraska Methodist College
Abstract:

Background: Cardiac disease remains the top cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States. In order to achieve optimal long-term outcomes, people who have experienced an acute cardiac event must undergo several lifestyle and behavioral changes. With the importance of social support on health, it is equally important for a person’s identified health partner to learn the recommended lifestyle changes that promote good health in post-acute cardiac patients. Many of these behaviors can be learned through participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program, but few studies have been performed on the benefits that a spouse receives from attending cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Objective: The purpose of this investigation was to determine if spousal participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program increased knowledge of cardiac disease risk factors and lifestyle changes required in post-acute cardiac patients.

Methods: A quasi-experimental investigation utilizing a pre-test/post-test design was used to assess health partner knowledge of cardiac recommendations. The Heart Disease Fact Questionnaire was used for both pre-test and post-test. It is theorized that health partners who attend cardiac rehabilitation will have increased knowledge of cardiac disease risk factors and lifestyle changes required for post-acute cardiac patients.

Results:  Due to a smaller than anticipated sample size, no statistical analysis was able to be performed. The single participant in the project did have a 35% increase in their post-test score after 12 sessions of cardiac rehabilitation.

Conclusions: While few conclusions can be drawn from this project, there is some evidence that indicates further investigations into this subject is warranted.

Keywords:
health partner; Cardiac Rehabilitation
CINAHL Headings:
Rehabilitation, Cardiac; Rehabilitation, Cardiac--Psychosocial Factors; Support, Psychosocial; Coronary Disease--Risk Factors; Coronary Disease; Health Knowledge
Repository Posting Date:
2017-09-20T19:18:47Z
Date of Publication:
2017-09-20

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorWhitmire, Taraen
dc.contributor.authorShank, Nathan T.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T19:18:47Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-20T19:18:47Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-20-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622692-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background:</strong> Cardiac disease remains the top cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States. In order to achieve optimal long-term outcomes, people who have experienced an acute cardiac event must undergo several lifestyle and behavioral changes. With the importance of social support on health, it is equally important for a person’s identified health partner to learn the recommended lifestyle changes that promote good health in post-acute cardiac patients. Many of these behaviors can be learned through participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program, but few studies have been performed on the benefits that a spouse receives from attending cardiac rehabilitation programs.</p> <p><strong>Objective:</strong> The purpose of this investigation was to determine if spousal participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program increased knowledge of cardiac disease risk factors and lifestyle changes required in post-acute cardiac patients.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> A quasi-experimental investigation utilizing a pre-test/post-test design was used to assess health partner knowledge of cardiac recommendations. The Heart Disease Fact Questionnaire was used for both pre-test and post-test. It is theorized that health partners who attend cardiac rehabilitation will have increased knowledge of cardiac disease risk factors and lifestyle changes required for post-acute cardiac patients.</p> <p><strong>Results:  </strong>Due to a smaller than anticipated sample size, no statistical analysis was able to be performed. The single participant in the project did have a 35% increase in their post-test score after 12 sessions of cardiac rehabilitation.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> While few conclusions can be drawn from this project, there is some evidence that indicates further investigations into this subject is warranted.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjecthealth partneren
dc.subjectCardiac Rehabilitationen
dc.titleThe Impact of Health Partner Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation on Health Partner Knowledge of Cardiac Disease Risk Factors-
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorNebraska Methodist Collegeen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2017en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlRehabilitation, Cardiacen
dc.subject.cinahlRehabilitation, Cardiac--Psychosocial Factorsen
dc.subject.cinahlSupport, Psychosocialen
dc.subject.cinahlCoronary Disease--Risk Factorsen
dc.subject.cinahlCoronary Diseaseen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Knowledgeen
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