Focus Area: Adherence

Change concept, change idea, tools and resources.

Adherence strategies are about understanding patient characteristics that are predictive of program dropout and deploying strategies to encourage adherence.

Note: Change concepts are general notions that are useful in the development of more specific ideas for changes that lead to improvement. Change ideas are actionable, specific ideas or strategies for changing a process. Each change idea lists evidence- or practice-based tools and resources that can be adapted by or adopted in a health care setting to improve cardiac rehabilitation (CR) utilization.

Adherence: Change Concepts*

Bold font indicates CR programs that contributed content.

*If you would like more information about addressing specific factors that influence adherence, such as nutrition education, psychosocial counseling, and self-management approaches, please visit the AACVPR website.

Note: References for citations on this page can be found under Additional Resources and References.

Additional Focus Areas

Learn more about the other Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CRCP) focus areas:

Page last reviewed: October 24, 2019