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Table 4 Demography of dedicated Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinators

From: Cardiac Rehabilitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia

  Overall
% (n)
Rural
% (n)
Remote
% (n)
Metropolitan
% (n)
Health discipline of Coordinator
• RN 18 (6)   17 (2) 34 (4)
• RN certified in CR 3 (1)    8 (1)
• Nurse Practitioner 3 (1)    8 (1)
• Physiotherapist 67 (23) 100 (10) 83 (10) 25 (3)
• Exercise Physiologist 6 (2)    17 (2)
• Health Promotion officer 3 (1)    8 (1)
Full time equivalent in CR role
• ≤0.8 (range 0.2-0.8) 79 (27) 100 (10) 100 (12) 42 (5)
• 1.0 21 (7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 58 (7)
Months in position Months Months Months Months
• mean ± SD 52.8 ± 67.7 65.1 ± 97.2 48.5 ± 58.7 47.8 ± 53.4
• Range (min-max) 1.0 - 276 3.0 - 276 1.0 - 192 3.0 – 192
  1. Key: RN Registered nurse, CR Cardiac rehabilitation