Main Themes
The workbook is a valuable resource for patients.
The group setting for education delivery is an important part of the CR program. A greater number of participants could benefit from this aspect of the program if more opportunities for peer support and discussion were woven into the curriculum.
There was great value seen in the additional learning groups provided within the program including; the Eating Behaviours, Chronic Disease Self Management, Stress Management, and Post-Surgical clinic.
The importance of promoting cardiac rehab program throughout the community to increase patient access.
The CR program is holistic and customized for individuals within a group setting.
More attention to goals, including follow-up throughout rehab.
The importance of the facilitator.
Table 3: Main themes that emerged from patient’s focus group.