A descriptive analysis of cardiac rehabilitation education programs

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Jeffrey K. (Jeffrey Kevin) en_US
dc.contributor.author Green, Kerrie L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:09Z
dc.date.created 2000 en_US
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2000 .G74 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186922
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to obtain information on the content of education within cardiac rehabilitation programs, methods of administering education, what the barriers are to providing education and which professionals administer education.To reach this goal, a questionnaire was modified from a previous study and a pilot study was undertaken to establish reliability of the questionnaire. The questionnaire was then sent to a sample of 100 directors of cardiac rehabilitation programs belonging to The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The questionnaire focused on 13 established areas of education within cardiac rehabilitation programs.Once the questionnaires were completed, the information was transferred to a table format based upon the 13 content areas. The following conclusions were drawn from the research and the data gathered: 11 of the 13 content areas are offered at least 84% of the time, the major barriers for the 13 content areas were lack of time and lack of interest on the patient's behalf, the most frequent methods of education for all 13 content areas were individual education, print materials, and group education, and the primary educator overall for all 13 content areas was the nurse followed by the exercise physiologist and dietitian/nutritionist.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent v, 66 leaves : facsims. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Study and teaching. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention -- Study and teaching. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patient education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Diseases -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- United States. en_US
dc.title A descriptive analysis of cardiac rehabilitation education programs en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1177976 en_US


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