Screening and assessment practice within cardiac rehabilitation: A survey of cardiac rehabilitation co-ordinators 

The aim of this study is to investigate and document current practice in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in screening for a range of cardiac risk factors, and difficulties experienced by those working in CR in undertaking screening in CR. The study involves an online survey of the coordinators of Australia’s 350 CR programs to assess screening activities across a range of traditional and new cardiac risk factors. The study will provide a detailed picture of the range and extent of screening currently undertaken in Australia’s CR programs, and will highlight important gaps and areas of need. Findings will provide an important benchmark for assessment and screening activities, and will inform our training programs and the development and testing of new assessment and screening instruments.

Funding: Australian Centre for Heart Health