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dc.contributor.advisorMorris, Norm
dc.contributor.authorBellet, Robyn Nicoleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:24:58Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:24:58Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366006
dc.description.abstractSymptom-limited exercise stress tests are recommended for all patients prior to engagement in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). However, exercise testing prior to CR has not been common practice in Australia or Britain where the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is commonly used as a measure of functional capacity, to estimate training requirements, and for outcome measurement. However, there are no established guidelines for the use of the 6MWT in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients and the reliability, validity and responsiveness of the 6MWT in CR are not well determined. While 6MWT guidelines for the pulmonary population demonstrate an increase in the 6MWT distance (6MWD) with repeated 6MWT measurement it is unknown if repeated 6MWTs are required in CR. Furthermore, barriers to patient participation in CR are many and the ability of CR programs to adhere to established guidelines, within available budgets, is reported to be low. It is therefore expedient to examine alternative outcome measurements and to review aspects of CR delivery in order to deliver similar results while utilising fewer resources.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsCardiac rehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSix-minute walk testen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTimed up and go testen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCoronary heart diseaseen_US
dc.titleOutcomes in Cardiac Rehabilitation: The use of the Six-Minute Walk Test, the Timed Up and Go Test, and the Effects of the Frequency of Program Delivery.en_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.description.notepublicPlease note that Appendix H and Appendix J have been removed from the public version of this thesis.en_US
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorAdams, Lewis
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1419304047471en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Allied Health Sciencesen_US


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