A qualitative study exploring factors that influence enrollment in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation

This study, co-authored by Can-Change members Dr. Codie Rouleau and Dr. Tavis Campbell, explored patients’ decision-making about whether or not to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation (CR), an underutilized program that is associated with significantly improved health outcomes. Themes that emerged included anticipated benefit, perceived ability, and contextual influences. Individualized efforts to resolve ambivalence, address knowledge gaps, and problem-solve barriers may increase uptake into CR programs.