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Table 1 Study parameters, definitions, targets and measurements

From: Tailored nurse-led cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction results in better risk factor control at one year compared to traditional care: a retrospective observational study

Parameter Definition Target Measurement
Smoking Active smoker yes/no Smoking cessation Self-reported
Exercise training Reaching target for exercise training Fitness training 20–60 min at least three times a week and muscular resistance training at least two times a week equivalent 12–16 at Borg’s perceived exertion scale [19] Participation in hospital-based exercise training, verified by hospital records
Physical activity Reaching target for physical activity Any physical activity at least 30 min per day corresponding a brisk walk Self-reported
Overweight BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 Weight loss with target BMI <25 kg/m2 Height in m and weight in kg measured at follow-up visits
Hypertension SBP ≥140 mmHg
DBP ≥90 mmHg
SBP < 140 mmHg
DBP < 90 mmHg
With a manual sphygmomanometer with subject in sitting position after 5 min of rest
Blood lipids (mmol/L) above therapeutic goal TC ≥ 4.5 TC < 4.5 Fasting blood samples (plasma): TC, LDL, HDL, TG
LDL ≥ 1.8 LDL < 1.8
HDL ≤ 1.0 HDL > 1.0 (men)
HDL ≤ 1.2 HDL > 1.2 (women)
TG ≥ 1.7 TG < 1.7
Cardioprotective medication ACEi/ARB, β-blocker, antiplatelet- and lipid-lowering medication Maximum adherence to treatment Self-reported
Hospital readmission Readmission due to CVD Avoidance Hospital records
  1. BMI Body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, TC total cholesterol, TG triglycerides, LDL low density lipoprotein, HDL high density lipoprotein, CVD cardiovascular disease