This easy-to-use manual provides a practical framework for a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a successful cardiac rehabilitation programme. Despite evidence that cardiac rehabilitation programmes reduce risk, there is no standard for hospital-based multidisciplinary programmes - which are thus complex and costly to design and implement Based on the cardiac rehabilitation work that has been carried out at in Gloucestershire over the past fifteen years, developing and constantly evaluating the evidence base for the programme Includes client handouts such as food and exercise diaries Julian Bath is a consultant health psychologist based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, and manager of the Gloucestershire Cardiac Rehabilitation Psychology Service. He has a wealth of experience working clinically with groups and individuals in cardiac rehabilitation, and a wide range of clinical, consultancy and research experience in diabetes, rheumatology and renal care. Gail Bohin is a clinical psychologist with Gloucestershire Cardiac Rehabilitation Service. Whilst Dr. Bohin's specialist area is cardiac psychology, she also has an interest in health behaviour change and obesity, and provides teaching and consultancy in both areas. In addition to contributing to the multidisciplinary rehabilitation group programme, she also provides individual therapy for cardiac patients. Christine Jones is a Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse with nearly twenty years' experience of working with cardiac patients. Christine has a keen interest in ICDs, and is the arrhythmia link nurse for Gloucestershire Cardiac Rehabilitation Service. Eve Scarle is a physiotherapist and Lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity at the University of Gloucestershire. Eve has a keen interest in exercise referral and has been instrumental in setting up such schemes for the University. She also works for BACR as a course director and assessor for the Phase IV exercise instructor's course.
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