Health care professionals’ perceptions of hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation in mainland China: an exploratory study

Wang, Wenru, Chair, Sek Ying, Thompson, David and Twinn, Sheila F (2009) Health care professionals’ perceptions of hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation in mainland China: an exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18 24: 3401-3408. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02876.x


Author Wang, Wenru
Chair, Sek Ying
Thompson, David
Twinn, Sheila F
Title Health care professionals’ perceptions of hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation in mainland China: an exploratory study
Formatted title
Health care professionals’ perceptions of hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation in mainland China: an exploratory study
Journal name Journal of Clinical Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-1067
Publication date 2009-12-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02876.x
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 24
Start page 3401
End page 3408
Total pages 8
Editor Carol Haigh
Debra Jackson
Roger Watson
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
920210 Nursing
Abstract Aim. To explore Chinese health care professionals’ perceptions of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease in mainland China. Background. Coronary heart disease is a rapidly growing major health problem in mainland China and little is known about the current provision of rehabilitation for this population. Design. A qualitative study. Methods. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 18 Chinese health care professionals. The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed and content analysis was used to identify categories. Results. Content analysis of the data revealed three major categories: underdeveloped cardiac rehabilitation services, multiple obstacles to the establishment of a cardiac rehabilitation programme and a perceived need for professional guidance to patients. Conclusion. The current situation of cardiac rehabilitation in hospitals of China is poor with multiple obstacles prohibiting the development of cardiac rehabilitation services in the country and this has resulted in high rates of recurrence of heart attacks, coronary risk factors going undetected and/or untreated and psychological distress being observed among Chinese coronary heart disease patients. Relevance to clinical practice. The findings provide useful pointers for Chinese health professionals to explore ways of providing an effective, safe, convenient and culturally sensitive rehabilitation programme for Chinese patients with coronary heart disease.
Formatted abstract
Aim. To explore Chinese health care professionals’ perceptions of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease in mainland China.
Background. Coronary heart disease is a rapidly growing major health problem in mainland China and little is known about the current provision of rehabilitation for this population.
Design. A qualitative study.
Methods. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 18 Chinese health care professionals. The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed and content analysis was used to identify categories.
Results. Content analysis of the data revealed three major categories:  nderdeveloped cardiac rehabilitation services, multiple obstacles to the establishment of a cardiac rehabilitation programme and a perceived need for professional guidance to patients.
Conclusion. The current situation of cardiac rehabilitation in hospitals of China is poor with multiple obstacles prohibiting the development of cardiac rehabilitation services in the country and this has resulted in high rates of recurrence of heart attacks,
coronary risk factors going undetected and/or untreated and psychological distress being observed among Chinese coronary heart disease patients.
Relevance to clinical practice. The findings provide useful pointers for Chinese health professionals to explore ways of providing an effective, safe, convenient and culturally sensitive rehabilitation programme for Chinese patients with coronary heart disease.
Keyword cardiac rehabilitation
China
coronary heart disease
interview
nurses
nursing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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