Bridging the intention-behavior gap for cardiac rehabilitation participation: the role of perceived barriers

This study, co-authored by Can-Change members Dr. Codie Rouleau and Dr. Tavis Campbell, explored whether well-documented cardiac rehabilitation barriers (e.g., comorbidities, logistical/time constraints, and low social support) moderate the association between intention to participate and actual program enrollment and attendance. Assessing and addressing perceived barriers during the transition to cardiac rehabilitation, even when patients present as highly motivated to attend, may be critical to promoting program uptake.

The evaluation of a brief motivational intervention to promote intention to participate in cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial

This study, led by Can-Change member Codie Rouleau, investigated the impact of motivational interviewing on intention to participate in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and found that a single collaborative conversation about CR can increase both intention to attend CR and actual program adherence.