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Table 6 Factors reported in other patient centred categories relating to completion of programmes

From: A systematic review of patient reported factors associated with uptake and completion of cardiovascular lifestyle behaviour change

Factors References of studies examining completion
  Facilitates Deters No relation
Physical wellbeing
Previous cardiac event or cardiac procedure 47, 62   76
Presence of clinical cardiac risk factorsa   68b, 69b  
Increased body weight / body mass index   62,68, 69** 55, 76
Poorer physical functioning/physical QOL   55, 68  
Various indicators of cardiac conditionb 62, 73   55
On medication for cardiac problems   62  
Culture
Ethnicity (white race) 47   68
Attitudes to exercise    
Less regular exercise   76** (females) 68, 69
Personal choices and cultural preferences
Current smoking 47 62, 68, 69, 76 71
Demographics
Greater deprivation    51
Female 68, 69 47, 62, 78** 71
Older age 47, 55, 62, 69, 73   68, 71, 76, 78
Age between 55–74 years (compared with younger and older groups) 51, 59   
Height   69  
  1. Regression analysis not reported [73].
  2. Cardiac procedures: Reperfusion (not otherwise specified), percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary bypass surgery, electrical cardioversion.
  3. a High risk status (other clinical risk factors including hypertension and hyperlipidaemia not related to completion.
  4. b Higher VO2 max [55, 62, 73].