What do patients really know about cardiopulmonary rehabilitation: a cross-sectional survey study


Karapolat H. U. , Kurtais Y., Tur B. S. , Demirsoy N., Taskiran O. O. , Sarp U., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.48, no.2, pp.223-230, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-230

Abstract

Background. Although it is known that cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (CPR) reduces mortality and morbidity, it is not widely implemented as is in Turkey. One factor might be lack of demand since the levels of knowledge and awareness among patients who are eligible for CPR seem to be insufficient.