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Table 3 Type of Cardiac Rehabilitation Professionals

From: Cardiac rehabilitation in Canada and Arab countries: comparing availability and program characteristics

  Arab (N = 5) Canadian (N = 39)
n % n %
Profession with Overall Responsibility
 Cardiologist 3 60.0 10 26.3
 Specialist in Internal Medicine 1 20.0 11 28.9
 Nurse 1 20.0 4 10.5
 Program Director/Manager 0 0.0 6 15.8
 Exercise Physiologist 0 0.0 5 13.2
 Consultant Physician 0 0.0 2 5.3
CR Professionals Routinely Present During Sessions
 Nurse 3 60.0 27 56.3
 Cardiologist 2 40.0 2 4.2
 Physiotherapist 1 20.0 17 35.4
 Social worker 1 20.0 2 4.2
 Exercise specialist 1 20.0 18 37.5
 Other physician 0 0.0 5 10.4
 Psychologist 0 0.0 1 2.1
 Dietitian 0 0.0 6 12.4
 Kinesiologist 0 0.0 17 35.4
 Pharmacist 0 0.0 1 2.1
  1. Note: Some respondents did not answer each item and so valid percentages are reported