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Table 2 Outcome measures of BRUM study

From: Home-based versus hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction or revascularisation: design and rationale of the Birmingham Rehabilitation Uptake Maximisation Study (BRUM): a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN72884263]

Primary outcome measures Secondary outcome measures
Serum cholesterol BMI (Body Mass Index)
Blood pressure (assessed according to British Hypertension Society Guidelines) Self-reported diet
Exercise capacity as assessed by the shuttle-walk test (the association with VO2 max has been validated in patients with heart failure and following CABG [76]) Self-reported exercise (Godin[77])
Psychological morbidity: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale[78] (Asian patients will complete a translated version) Health care utilisation (primary and secondary care and phase IV rehabilitation)
Cotinine validated smoking cessation Cardiac symptoms (angina and shortness of breath)
  Use of secondary preventive medication
Adherence Quality of life (Euroqol EQ5D)
Self-reported physical activity at 6, 9 and 12 weeks Death and cardiac events
  The Global Mood Scale to English speaking patients (at 6 months only)
  Quality of life (Short Form-12) (at 6 months only)
  Patient satisfaction with the programmes (at 6 months only)