ICRR Variables and Data Dictionary
Dear cardiac rehabilitation (CR) community:
A delphi panel comprised of experts globally (see list below) in CR registries, quality indicators and delivery in low-resource settings has worked together to develop this variable list and data dictionary for the ICRR.
Click here to access the data dictionary
Click here for a summary of how the data dictionary was developed (full details to be made available soon).
You will see in the file the source of data (program or patient) in blue font, and assessment point (pre CR, post-CR or 1 year) in yellow highlight. Please note there is also a program survey which assesses structural program indicators (see here) to reduce any redundancy in variables to enter.
The list of variables was first generated by collating variables from existing registries, as listed at the bottom of this page. In a first round, delphi panelist rated each of ~36 variables on several domains and suggested potential additional variables. On a call, consensus was reached on what variables to exclude and add. In a second round, panelists provided input on the definition of each variable, and the indicators for dashboards. A month-long public comment period ensued. In the final list, there are 13 program-reported variables and 16 patient-reported for the ICRR (12 of which are assessed at 3 time points, namely pre-CR, post-CR and 1 year from pre).
Now that the data dictionary is finalized, we will be undertaking usability testing of the draft ICRR, and invite CR programs in low-resource settings to participate in that process. Please contact email@example.com to express your interest in taking part.
Because the ICRR is in English, please note that at this time the patient-reported variables are only available in the English language. We have developed them survey style for the pre-program, progress/post-program and annual assessments, which sites are welcome to use if they do not wish to use the text/email versions through the ICRR. We welcome requests to work together to translate these to other languages; Unfortunately however, ICRR does not have funding at this time to pay for translation, or to pay to have the translated surveys administered electronically. We will be actively looking to secure such funding, particularly for languages that are frequently requested by collaborating CR sites. In the interim, we could work with sites to develop translated versions using best practices but without a professional translator, for administration via interview or paper-based survey. Please be in touch so we can discuss.
We gratefully acknowledge the following panelists for their service in creating this: Drs. Karam Turk-Adawi (co-chair), Mohiul Chowdhury (trainee and secretary), Alexander Harris & Patrick Doherty (NACR UK), Susan Dawkes (BACPR); Simon Attila (EuroCaReds); Marianna Garcia Saldivia (Mexican registry); Robyn Gallagher (Australian registry and QIs; ICCPR Chair), Emma Thomas (Australian registries); Randal Thomas (AACVPR QIs), Margret Leosdottir (SWEDEHEART SEPHIA registries); Evangelia Kouidi (EuroCaReds), Stefan Farsky (Slovak Republic); Jamal Uddin (Bangladesh PT Assoc); Raghdah Aljehani (Saudi Arabia, PMR), Urvi Sheth (India CR), Graciela Gonsalvez (South American CR WG); Masoumeh Sadeghi (Iranian Heart Foundation); Marta Supervia (SORECAR, ESPRM, ISPRM); Claudia Anchique Santos (South American CR WG); Abraham Babu (India, PT, ICRR User Grp chair); Tee Joo Yeo (Singapore), Martin Heine (S. Africa), Jeemon Panniyammakal (India), Rongjing Ding (China)
About the association
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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