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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Knowledge, attitude and self-reported practices regarding cardiac rehabilitation among post CABG patients

Shubham Tailor and Shubhangi Borude
A survey conducted among corporate employees revealed 70 % of employees are more susceptible to cardiac disease it is estimated that the number CVD will increase from 16.7 to 23.4 million by the end of 2030. Cardiac rehabilitation is important to minimize and prevent future hospitals stays and improving the psychological well-being. The study objectives were to assess the knowledge and attitude and self reported practices regarding cardiac rehabilitation among CABG patients. A non-experimental descriptive research design was adopted to carry out the study. 60 post CABG patients are selected by Non probability purposive sampling technique from various cardiac clinics Self structured tools was used for data collection. Analysis was done using frequency and percentage distribution and chi square test.
Findings: It was found that majority (85%) of the post CABG patients had average knowledge (Score 8-16) and majority of the post CABG patients (51.7 – 91.7%) had given the corrects answers in the items related to the member of Rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation team, the normal blood pressure level, modifiable factor for cardiac disease, benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, key system of cardiac rehabilitation, good cholesterol, blood cholesterol reducing factor, activities included in phase 2 of cardiac rehabilitation, activities included in phase 3 of cardiac rehabilitation, phase 4 of cardiac rehabilitation, the benefit of warm-up before exercise and the most warning sign to stop exercise. It was found that majority (66.7%) of post CABG patient had positive attitude and found that (80%) of the post CABG patient had good self-reported practices.
Conclusion: The study found that patients are having average knowledge, positive attitude and good practices regarding cardiac rehabilitation which shows that cardiac rehabilitation is not effectively use by CABG patients. Patient should be encouraged to do exercises, to improve cardiac reserve.
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How to cite this article:
Shubham Tailor, Shubhangi Borude. Knowledge, attitude and self-reported practices regarding cardiac rehabilitation among post CABG patients. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):117-120.

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