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NCT05449652 | COMPLETED | Cardiovascular Diseases

Exercise Prescriptions for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Hasselt University

Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Dominique Hansen

Brief Summary:

Physiotherapists are often confronted with patients with (elevated risk for) cardiovascular disease (CVD), even when this is not the primary indication for physiotherapy. Hence, physiotherapists should be able to provide evidence-based exercise advice to these patients, but this has not been assessed. The aim of this study was therefore to assess whether exercise prescriptions by physiotherapists to patients with CVD are in accordance with international recommendations.

Condition or disease

Cardiovascular Diseases


To prescribe exercise prescription for CVD patients

Detailed Description:

In this prospective observational survey, forty-seven Belgian physiotherapists agreed to prescribe exercise intensity, frequency, session duration, program duration, and exercise type (endurance or strength training) for the same three patient cases. Exercise prescriptions were compared between clinicians and relations with clinician characteristics were studied. In addition, the agreement between physiotherapists' exercise prescriptions and those from international recommendations (based on a maximal score of 60/per case) was assessed.

Estimated Enrollment : 47 participants
Official Title : Are Exercise Prescriptions for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease, Made by Physiotherapists, in Agreement With International Guidelines?
Actual Study Start Date : 2022-02-16
Estimated Primary Completion Date : 2022-04-30
Estimated Study Completion Date : 2022-04-30

Information not available for Arms and Intervention/treatment

Ages Eligible for Study:
Sexes Eligible for Study: ALL
Inclusion Criteria: Currently professionally active Flemish physiotherapistsExclusion Criteria: Not having access to a device that allows the use of the EXercise Prescription in Everyday practice \& Rehabilitative Training (EXPERT) tool.

Exercise Prescriptions for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

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Belgium, Limburg

Hasselt University

Diepenbeek, Limburg, Belgium, 3590