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Table 3 PCP Ratings of Perceived Importance of Data Elements in CR Intake Transition records, N = 66

From: Primary care provider perceptions of intake transition records and shared care with outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs

CR Transition record Data Element Importance Rating
(Mean ± SD)
Clinical status (e.g., NYHA/CCS class) 4.67 ± 0.64
Exercise test results and recommendations 4.61 ± 0.52
Patient care plan 4.59 ± 0.70
Current medications 4.50 ± 0.85
Risk factor "flags" where patient does not meet guideline target 4.35 ± 0.87
Blood pressure 4.12 ± 0.94
Smoking status 4.11 ± 1.04
Lipids 4.09 ± 1.06
Psychological well-being (i.e., anxiety and depression scores) 3.94 ± 0.99
BMI and waist circumference 3.86 ± 1.04
Nutrition 3.77 ± 0.96
Description of the CR program 3.76 ± 1.04
Subjective reports of patient motivation and participation during CR assessment 3.62 ± 1.00
Non-modifiable risk factors 3.24 ± 1.20
  1. Ratings were made on a 5-point Likert scale, from 1 being 'not important at all to include in the intake transition record' to 5 'being extremely important to include in the intake transition record'.
  2. BMI, body mass index; PCP, primary care provider; NYHA, New York Heart Association; CCS, Canadian Cardiovascular Society; CR, cardiac rehabilitation