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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31277

Title: Physical Activity Levels & Correlates 2-6 Years Post-rehabilitation in Cardiac Patients
Authors: Khan, Shazareen N.
Advisor: Thomas, Scott
Department: Exercise Sciences
Keywords: physical activity
cardiac rehabilitation
correlates
long-term
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2011
Abstract: Many patients do not maintain physical activity (PA) post cardiac rehabilitation (CR),however few studies examine a large enough sample over the long-term. Thus, a retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out to examine PA and its correlates 2-6 years post CR; 584 graduates completed a mailed survey (mean+SD age: 69.8+9.8 years, BMI: 27+5.0 kg/m2, 80% male, 41.4+11.6 months since graduation, 36% response rate). PA was assessed using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE, mean+SD: 122.3+75.9). Seventy five percent of participants met Canadian PA guidelines. Greater PA was significantly associated with male sex, younger age, fear of falling, cholesterol control, self-controlled transportation, marital status, full-time work, rural location, higher VO2max, more comorbid conditions, greater perceived health, PA enjoyment, quality of life (QOL), social support, income, and CR staff support. Age,PA enjoyment, QOL, work status, cholesterol control and CR staff were significant in a multivariate model (R2=0.22, F=18.7, p<0.001).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31277
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