J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2021 Mar;41(2):100-108
Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada (Drs Ghisi, Alavinia, and Oh and Ms Aultman); Programme PREV Prévention Secondaire et Réadaptation Cardiovasculaire, Lévis, Canada (Ms Rouleau and Dr Ross); Réseau de santé Vitalité Health Network, Programme Cœur en santé/Cardiac Wellness Program, Moncton, Canada (Mss Dufour-Doiron and Belliveau and Dr Brideau).
Purpose: The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the effects of a comprehensive education intervention on maintenance of knowledge, exercise behavior, heart-healthy food intake, self-efficacy, and health literacy 6 mo after comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR), and (2) to identify predictors of exercise maintenance 6 mo after comprehensive CR.
Methods: A prospective longitudinal study was conducted to test the effects of a structured educational curriculum in three CR programs in Canada. Participants completed surveys pre-, post-CR and 6 mo post-discharge to assess knowledge, heart-healthy food intake, self-efficacy, and health literacy. Read More