How relevant and effective is the information given in a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/78633
Title:
How relevant and effective is the information given in a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme?
Authors:
Williams, Margaret R.
Abstract:
The purpose of this evaluation study was to consider the views of people attending a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme in respect of the relevance of the information given in the educational component of the programme and to examine if that information can positively influence behaviour change. A review of the literature confirms that there is strong evidence attesting to the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, despite this, important questions remain to be answered as to the value of the non-exercise element of the programme. Exploring patients’ views and preferences is considered a valid method of assessing the value of health care. A questionnaire incorporating both quantitative and qualitative components was used to collect data from a selection of participants attending the programme (n=54, mostly middle aged males). Descriptive statistics including frequencies and percentages were formulated to summarize and present the quantitative data, the responses to the qualitative data were thematically collated and analysed manually. Overall, the participants agreed the information they received in all of the educational talks was relevant to their needs. The findings also indicate that the participants were encouraged to make positive lifestyle changes, confirming the effectiveness of the information given as a means of instigating behavioural change.
Advisors:
Fallows, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Sep-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/78633
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
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Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorFallows, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Margaret R.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-26T11:31:01Zen
dc.date.available2009-08-26T11:31:01Zen
dc.date.issued2008-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/78633en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this evaluation study was to consider the views of people attending a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme in respect of the relevance of the information given in the educational component of the programme and to examine if that information can positively influence behaviour change. A review of the literature confirms that there is strong evidence attesting to the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, despite this, important questions remain to be answered as to the value of the non-exercise element of the programme. Exploring patients’ views and preferences is considered a valid method of assessing the value of health care. A questionnaire incorporating both quantitative and qualitative components was used to collect data from a selection of participants attending the programme (n=54, mostly middle aged males). Descriptive statistics including frequencies and percentages were formulated to summarize and present the quantitative data, the responses to the qualitative data were thematically collated and analysed manually. Overall, the participants agreed the information they received in all of the educational talks was relevant to their needs. The findings also indicate that the participants were encouraged to make positive lifestyle changes, confirming the effectiveness of the information given as a means of instigating behavioural change.en
dc.language.isonullen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectbehaviour changeen
dc.subjectinformationen
dc.subjectcardiac rehabilitationen
dc.titleHow relevant and effective is the information given in a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme?en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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