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					Sustainable Relaxation CD
                       for
  Cardiac Rehabilitation

                   Patricia Maguire
     R.G.N. H..Dip Mgt , H Dip Cardiac Rehabilitation.
           Cardiac Rehabilitation Co-ordinator

                  Nuala Mc Keown
           B.Sc. (Hons) Psych, PGCert (Soc Sci)
   Location
Population in County
Louth: 101,821


Population in Dundalk:
27,385
Standardised Mortality Rates for Ischaemic Heart Disease
in Europe per 100,000 population
1996
  600


  500


  400


  300      Ireland        EU
  200


  100


       0



                Ireland    European Union
Building Healthier Hearts 1999
   ‘Cardiovascular diseases eventually kill half the
    Irish population.’

   ‘Psychological disturbances post coronary artery
    disease have been shown to inhibit long term
    outcomes’

   ‘Psychological distress has a major impact on
    health care costs.’
Research
   Anxiety and depression have been
    associated with poor outcomes in patients
    with an otherwise good recovery
    (Mark et al., 1992 cited in Building Healthier Hearts, 1999) .



   Research indicates that distressed patients
    were re-hospitalised at a rate significantly
    higher than non-distressed patients
      (McGee et al., 1994 cited in Building Healthier Hearts, 1999)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
   Phase I, II, III.

   Phase III – Exercise and Education
    Sessions

   8 Week Programme – out patient based
Stress Management Session

   Education Session - One Hour
   Relaxation Session - Fifteen Minutes
   Information pack given to each patient
   Relaxation CD offered to patients
Criteria for CD

   Suitable for both women and men

   Affordable

   Available in Rehab Unit
Process

   Recording Studio
   Funding
   Reproduction
Relaxation Compact Disc

   As part of the stress management class
    patients listen to the guided imagery
    section of the CD

   Patients are offered the CD at a nominal
    sum of five euro for home use.
Other settings

   Relaxation Sessions offered to Staff
   Community Links
   Future developments
Comments & Evaluation

   ‘First night sleep I had in years’
   ‘It sounds so simple and is practical’
   ‘It’s a no nonsense CD’
   ‘All this information has changed my
    life’
   Evaluation Form

				
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