|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Home-based cardiac rehabilitation: A review|
Angus, Neil J
|Citation:||Munro J, Leslie S, Thompson D & Angus NJ (2010) Home-based cardiac rehabilitation: A review, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 5 (6), pp. 286-291.|
|Abstract:||Cardiac rehabilitation has positive effects on mortality, morbidity, quality of life and many cardiac risk factors. Cardiac rehabilitation is usually delivered within a hospital or 'centre' setting, however, home-based programmes may offer greater accessibility and choice to patients. While there have been fewer studies of home-based cardiac rehabilitation, the available data suggest that it is acceptable, safe and effective and has comparable results to hospital-based programmes. Furthermore, home-based cardiac rehabilitation results in longer-lasting maintenance of physical activity levels in patients compared with hospital programmes. It has the potential to be more cost-effective for patients who cannot easily access their local hospital or centre. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation may be particularly useful in patients in a remote or rural setting. Despite the options available and the evidence based benefits, the uptake of cardiac rehabilitation remains low. It is the responsibility of all cardiac health-care workers to ensure that the uptake of cardiac rehabilitation improves.|
|Rights:||The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing by Mark Allen Publishing / MA Healthcare Limited.|
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