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Knowledge and Attitude of the Medical Staff Concerning Cardiac Rehabilitation in Zhejiang Province, China: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors Zhu H, Ye Z, Ning L, Han X, Wu Y

Received 2 July 2020

Accepted for publication 15 August 2020

Published 29 September 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 1771—1777

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S270503

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Naifeng Liu


Haixiang Zhu,1 Zhihong Ye,2 Li Ning,3 Xiaoxue Han,1 Yuan Wu1

1Department of Cardiology, Zhejiang University School of Medicine Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Lead’s Office, Zhejiang University School of Medicine Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China; 3Nursing Department, Hangzhou First People’s Hospital, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Haixiang Zhu
Department of Cardiology, Zhejiang University School of Medicine Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
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Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the status of cardiac rehabilitation knowledge and attitude of the medical staff.
Patients and Methods: A questionnaire survey of doctors and nurses was performed in the departments of cardiology of 7 teaching hospitals with attitudes, knowledge toward CR in Zhejiang Province, China, from April to September 2018, to assess Chinese medical staff for the degree of mastery and attitude toward cardiac rehabilitation.
Results: A total of 160 questionnaires were distributed and 152 valid were collected. The responding individuals included 106 nurses (69.74%) and 46 doctors (30.26%). The scores of cardiac rehabilitation knowledge were 56.68± 5.06, and those of cardiac rehabilitation attitude were 15.19± 3.86. Subgroup analysis showed the lower the job title (P< 0.001), the lower the educational level (P = 0.011), and the shorter the years of specialty experience (P=0.005), the more negative the attitude toward cardiac rehabilitation.
Conclusion: The medical staff has a good mastery of cardiac rehabilitation knowledge. But we also find that staffs with lower education level and job title, shorter specialty work experience were associated with a more negative attitude toward implement rehabilitation.

Keywords: cardiac rehabilitation, acute myocardial infarction, knowledge, attitude, medical staff

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