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BACR Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation

Andrew Coats (Editor), H. McGee (Editor), H. Stokes (Editor), David R. Thompson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-632-03934-0
204 pages
December 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
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The last three years have seen tremendous advances in the growth of cardiac rehabilitation programs within the UK and throughout Europe. The formation of the British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) has been a milestone in the development of a professional network that aims to improve the safety and standards of programs throughout the UI. Edited and written by a multidisciplinary subcommittee of the BACR, this book will be an invaluable tool for practitioners working in cardiac rehabilitation.

BACR Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation provides an overview of research findings. Areas covered include the structure, content, personnel, administration and funding of a program, as well as detailed information on exercise testing and prescription, motivating adults to exercise and other psycho-social aspects of cardiac rehabilitation.

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Table of Contents

Dedication page; List of contributors; Foreword; Introduction and UK status; 1. Historical background; 2. Structure and content, management and administration; 3. Medical aspects of cardiac rehabilitation; 4. Exercise testing and prescriptoin; 5. Motivation to exercise; 6. Psychosocial apsects of cardiac rehabilitation; 7. Dietary aspects of cardiac rehabilitation; 8. Funding issues in cardiac rehabilitation; Glossary; Appendices; Index; Useful addresses
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The Wiley Advantage

*edited and written by multidisciplinary experts in cardiac rehabilitation *clear, easy to follow format and style *practical emphasis throughout
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"The definitive UK text on the subject and serves as an invaluable guide and resource for those working in the field."

Fiona Lough, Physiotherapy, 1997

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