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Table 7 Factors from other categories showing no evidence of relationship with uptake / completion of CR programmes [references]

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

Category Factors
Language barriers[76] Completion only
Behaviours: personal choices & cultural preferences[60, 71] Uptake – past smoker
  Completion – calorie consumption
Physical wellbeing[31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 43, 47, 50, 52][55, 60, 6769, 71, 7476, 78] Uptake - Number of cardiac events; previous history of stroke/TIA; unstable angina; congestive heart failure; total cholesterol; triglycerides; ECG ST depression or elevation; creatine kinase levels; tropinin levels; number of risk factors present; medication for angina / arrhythmia / calcium antagonists; diuretics; level of co-morbidity
  Completion - Previous history of MI / CABG / PCI / PTMC / valvoplasty; MI; PCI procedure; dyslipidemia; ejection fraction; fasting blood glucose; heart rate; high density and low density lipoprotein cholesterol; hypertension; hyperlipidemia; total cholesterol; triglycerides; treadmill velocity; functional capacity; heart rate after exercise; quality of life’ physical health score (SF36); waist circumference
Balancing & integrating health care needs with everyday life[32, 56] Uptake - Losses in life; time stress
Culture[67, 70] Country of birth; ethnicity
Attitudes to rehabilitation[48] Greater concerns about harmful effects of exercising
Social support [63] Uptake – emotional support
Formal support[43] Uptake - Length of hospital stay