COVID-19 SURVEY OF CR PROGRAMS GLOBALLY
Between April and June 2020 a ICCPR’s survey was administered to CR programs globally via REDCap. The 50 members of the ICCPR and personal contacts facilitated program identification. Overall, 1062 (18.3% program response rate) responses were received from 70/111 (63.1% country response rate) countries in the world with existent CR programs. Of these, 367 (49.1%) programs reported they had stopped CR delivery, and 203 (27.1%) stopped temporarily (mean=8.3±2.8 weeks).
Resources identified through the ICCPR’s survey of CR programs globally by programs are collated below (you are welcome to email us with new resources to add as they become available at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click in the picture below to see some of the results. A non-peer-reviewed pre-print of the work is available at https://medrxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2020.11.11.20230045v1
See Dr Grace presenting results of this work at APCCRC20: https://www.apccrc.com/apccrc2020/vod.html#tab-2 (Nov 29, Room 1, 1st talk) 20 mins of duration.
COVID-19 RESOURCES (resources will be added regularly)
Resources from ICCPR Member Associations
CR Professionals Resources
CSANZ: Optimising Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Position Statement by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Optimising Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Position Statement From the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)
Mental Health Resources
ICCPR Webinar on adapting CR amidst COVID-19: April 24, 2020.
Heart and Stroke Canada Webinar on CR during COVID-19: April 24, 2020.
ACRA Webinar Rehab for rehab during the COVID-19 pandemic: May 15, 2020.
CCS Webinar The New “Virtual Reality”: Practical Approaches to the Delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation Care during the COVID-19 Crisis: May 27, 2020.
CACPR Coping with COVID-19: Panel Discussion. June 24, 2020. Watch here.
Singapore Heart Foundation Risk of COVID-19 on patients with cardiovascular disease and hypertension: August 9, 2020.
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26. Marzolini S, Ghisi GLM, Hebert AA, Ahden S, Oh P. Cardiac rehabilitation in Canada during COVID-19. CJC Open. Published 2020 Oct 3. doi:10.1016/j.cjco.2020.09.021. Click here.
27. Dawkes S. Supporting cardiac patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2020; 15:5, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2020.0048. Click here.
28. Murphy BM, Higgins RO, Jackson AC. The mental health burden of COVID-19 on cardiac healthcare workers and their patients. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2020. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2020.0129. Click here.
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The International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) was created in 2010 to bring together associations dedicated to the promotion of cardiovascular disease prevention and cardiac rehabilitation globally. Named Board member from each associations serve on our Council, which meets quarterly. ICCPR is an Associate International Member of the World Heart Federation.
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