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Table 1 Participant selection criteria

From: Maintaining physical activity following myocardial infarction: a qualitative study

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Adults (minimum 18 years old) < 18 years old
Previous diagnosis of MI by a physician* MI not confirmed by physician and/or chest pain attributed to another cause
MI occurred > 5 months pre-interview MI within previous 5 months
English language understood and spoken fluently Cannot converse fluently in English language
Permanent address in the UK Living predominantly outside the UK
Medically fit to undertake interview Hearing and/or memory impairment including dementia severe enough to affect ability to accurately answer questions and recall information
  1. *As per the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for diagnosing MI: at least 2 of the following 3 criteria were required: typical chest pain, elevated serum cardiac enzymes, ischaemic ECG changes (20)