Motivation for Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance: Creating an Evidence-based StrategyKonstantine C Balakatounis1, Antonios G Angoules2* and Kalomoira A Panagiotopoulou3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Angoules AG
Department of Medical Laboratories
Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
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Received date: November 08, 2016; Accepted date: November 10, 2016; Published date: November 15, 2016
Citation: Balakatounis KC, Angoules AG, Panagiotopoulou KA (2016) Motivation for Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance: Creating an Evidencebased Strategy. J Nov Physiother 6:e145. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000e145
Copyright: © 2016 Balakatounis KC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a long-term plan of care that is based on the motivation of patients to attend rehabilitation. The purpose of the review was to synthesize existing evidence on motivational methods to attend outpatient cardiac rehabilitation; in order to create an evidence-based strategy addressing patient education, psychologic issues and guide healthcare professional action.