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Improving Cardiac Rehabilitation Session Attendance: A Randomised Controlled Trial

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00956657
First received: August 10, 2009
Last updated: April 22, 2010
Last verified: August 2009

August 10, 2009
April 22, 2010
November 2008
August 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
CR Adherence [ Time Frame: Approximately 3-months after recruitment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Number of cardiac rehabilitation classes attended in total.
Number of cardiac rehabilitation classes attended [ Time Frame: Around 3 months post-recruitment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00956657 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Illness Perceptions Questionnaire-Revised Scores [ Time Frame: 3-months after consent ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Eight sub-scale scores obtained. Sub-scales include; Illness consequences, Illness Control, Treatment Control, Illness Identity, Emotional Representation, Illness Cause, Illness Coherence, Timeline Cyclical. Minimum and Maximum scores vary for each sub-scale.
Illness Perceptions Questionnaire-Revised Scores [ Time Frame: 3-months after consent ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Improving Cardiac Rehabilitation Session Attendance: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Improving Cardiac Rehabilitation Session Attendance Using the Self-Regulatory Model and Motivational Interviewing: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes typically offer patients with heart disease a long-term programme of medical evaluation, exercise, education and counseling. National guidelines have recognized the positive impact that attendance at CR can have following heart attacks, angina and other heart problems. Patients who attend such a programme have been shown to have reduced health problems. Despite this, research suggests that the use of these services is poor and that the majority of patients eligible for these programmes do not continue to attend after their first class. A range of factors have been associated with non-adherence to CR, including psychological factors such as people's beliefs about their illness. For example, patients with high levels of perceived control over their illness after a heart attack appear to be more likely to attend CR classes than those with low levels of perceived control. Such findings suggest that changing patients' illness beliefs, specifically those associated with illness control and illness consequences, could help to increase adherence to CR programmes. Increased adherence to CR could improve health outcomes for patients with cardiac illnesses. The present study is therefore investigating the effectiveness of a one-session psychological intervention, based on a theory called the Self-Regulatory Model, in altering beliefs about illness among patients starting cardiac rehabilitation. Participants will be randomly assigned to a treatment or a non-treatment group. It is hoped that those who receive the treatment session will attend more CR classes.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Behavioral: Psychological Intervention Session
One-off session aimed at changing participants beliefs around illness control and consequences, applied using a motivational interviewing style.
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Completed
31
August 2009
August 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Attending first cardiac rehabilitation class at one of three hospital sites
  • Participants had to be over 18

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to read and understand English information sheet and consent form
Both
18 Years and older
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United Kingdom
 
NCT00956657
08/S0710/65
No
Gavin Taylor, Clinical Psychologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
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Principal Investigator: Gavin H Taylor, MA (Hons) NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
August 2009

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