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Table 2 Identification of themes

From: Factors related to fear of movement after acute cardiac hospitalization




Factors related to kinesiophobia

Disrupted health care process

Negative experience health care system

Reluctancy hospital

Losing faith in the hospital

Feeling isolated during stay

Long waiting time for cardiac rehabilitation

Referral problems cardiac rehabilitation

Inconsistent information at hospital discharge

Building up Physical activity

Cardiac event/intervention

Side effects medication

Impact words physician

Negative beliefs and attitudes concerning physical activity

Body signals during physical activity

Chest pain/dyspnea

Prior experience/hypervigilance

Side effects medication

Serious vs innocent

Fear of injury

Distrusting the body

Passive coping style

Avoidance of PA

Preventing physical activity patient

Hypervigilance (informal caregiver)

Factors related to low or no kinesiophobia

Understanding necessity of physical activity after ACH

Previous experience serious illness

Appreciation of the value of physical activity

Controlling co-morbidity with physical activity

Illness spouse

Receiving and understanding information

Health literacy

Correct attribution body signals

Positive experience with exercise and physical activity

Feeling healthy

Experiencing support

Social support network

Sharing stories with fellow cardiac patients

Graded exposure to PA with informal caregiver

Support needs

Tailored information and support



Consistent information

Physical activity

Cardiac event/intervention

Side effects medication

Guidance health care professional

Reassurance/trusting health care professional

Developing an active lifestyle

Building up physical activity

Stimulating self-efficacy