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Factors Associated With Failure to Complete Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation: Survey Registry in Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center

Bahieh Moradi, Maryam Esmaeilzadeh, Majid Maleki, Leila Sari
2011 Iranian Cardiovascular Research Journal  
Results: The most frequent clinical diagnosis among the patients enrolled in the CR program was coronary artery disease. 83.6% of patients who participated had a CABG or PCI procedure during the last year. CR participation increased when cardiac revascularization procedures were performed during the first hospitalization. 88 of the 128 patients dropped out, yielding a dropout rate of 68.7%, which was significantly (P < 0.01) higher than the same study in other countries. Sex and age did not
more » ... and age did not predict the completion rate. As education increased, cardiac rehabilitation utilization and completion increased. Unemployed patients were less likely than employed patients to complete the program. Conclusions: Our data indicate a low rate of CR completion, with lower rates among unemployed, uninsured, and less educated patients.
doi:10.5812/icrj.4370 fatcat:hcr2scoarfeoncaejr325rk62i