Personal characteristics, health status, physical activity, and quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation participants

Mo Kyung Sin, Bonnie Sanderson, Michael Weaver, Joyce Giger, Judy Pemberton, Joshua Klapow

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between personal factors, health status, and adherence to physical activity behavior, and quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation participants. The record of 146 subjects, who met inclusion criteria were obtained from the University Cardiac Rehabilitation Database. Change scores in physical activity were used as a proxy for adherence. Participants who were categorized as not working, female gender, and at high-risk health status had lower means and lower improvement scores from repeated measures analysis of variance. This study found that some personal factors and health status are significant factors influencing the participant's adherence to physical activity recommendations and quality of life in this cardiac rehabilitation program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004



  • Adherence
  • Cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Physical activity
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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