What do patients really know about cardiopulmonary rehabilitation: a cross-sectional survey study
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 06/08/2012
Karapolat HU et al. – Although nearly half of the patients stated that they needed cardiopulmonary rehabilitation (CPR), it was observed that the ratio of patients who had true knowledge of CPR was low among patients. It is imperative to furnish patients with information on CPR, both in the field of PMR and throughout Turkey, and to put more effort into running those services effectively. Furthermore, the authors should make an effort to increase the level of liaison between patients and physicians and other healthcare professionals who participate in the treatment of cardiac/pulmonary patients.