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Efficacy of cardiac rehabilitation. 1: A critique of the research.
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PMID:  9238918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article, the first of two parts, suggests that cardiac rehabilitation has two primary foci: the reduction of morbidity and mortality, and the amelioration of distress associated with cardiac pathology. While exercise programmes figure prominently in cardiac rehabilitation, empirical studies attest to their relatively modest impact on the recurrence of myocardial infarction. Other interventions such as stress management programmes reduce psychological distress and increase effective coping mechanisms, but only for a limited period. Traditional educational programmes compare unfavourably with cognitive-behavioural interventions. Empirical research appraising the efficacy of many cardiac rehabilitation interventions are tainted by numerous design problems. The second part of this article considers research into the efficacy of smoking cessation and type A behaviour modification programmes.
A Brennan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    1997 Jun 26-Jul 9
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-08     Completed Date:  1997-08-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-702     Citation Subset:  N    
Kingston University, London.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / standards
Heart Diseases / rehabilitation*
Patient Education as Topic / standards
Program Evaluation
Rehabilitation / standards*
Research Design*
Stress, Psychological / prevention & control
Treatment Outcome

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