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Cardiac rehabilitation delivery in low/middle-income countries
  1. Ella Pesah1,
  2. Karam Turk-Adawi2,
  3. Marta Supervia3,4,
  4. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez4,
  5. Raquel Britto5,
  6. Rongjing Ding6,
  7. Abraham Babu7,
  8. Masoumeh Sadeghi8,
  9. Nizal Sarrafzadegan8,16,
  10. Lucky Cuenza9,
  11. Claudia Anchique Santos10,
  12. Martin Heine11,
  13. Wayne Derman11,
  14. Paul Oh12,
  15. Sherry L Grace12
  1. 1School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Department of Public Health, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
  3. 3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  4. 4Division of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  5. 5Department of Physiotherapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  6. 6Department of Cardiology, Peiking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, China
  7. 7Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  8. 8Department of Cardiology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  9. 9Department of Adult Cardiology, Philippine Heart Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  10. 10Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Mediagnóstica Duitama, Boyacá, Colombia
  11. 11Institute of Sports and Exercise Medicine and Department of Physiotherapy, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  12. 12Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, University Health Network – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  13. 16School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sherry L Grace, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada; sgrace{at}yorku.ca

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  • Contributors SLG, FL-J, KT-A and MS conceived and designed the research. EP and SLG preformed statistical analysis and drafted the manuscript. SLG handled funding and supervision. All authors contributed to the acquisition of the data and made critical revisions to the manuscript. All gave final approval and agree to be accountable for all aspects of work ensuring integrity and accuracy.

  • Funding This project was supported by a research grant from York University’s Faculty of Health. Funding was used to translate the survey into Spanish and Chinese characters.

  • Competing interests WD received research grants from the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee and personal fees from the Adcock Ingram Pain Advisory Board and the Ossur South Africa Advisory Board.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by York University’s Office of Research Ethics (Toronto, Canada; e2014-078) and Mayo Clinic’s Institutional Review Board (Rochester, United States; 16-001110). All participants gave informed consent before initiating the survey.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data will be available upon request and approval of the corresponding author SLG (sgrace@yorku.ca).

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SLG, FL-J, KT-A and MS conceived and designed the research. EP and SLG preformed statistical analysis and drafted the manuscript. SLG handled funding and supervision. All authors contributed to the acquisition of the data and made critical revisions to the manuscript. All gave final approval and agree to be accountable for all aspects of work ensuring integrity and accuracy.

  • Funding This project was supported by a research grant from York University’s Faculty of Health. Funding was used to translate the survey into Spanish and Chinese characters.

  • Competing interests WD received research grants from the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee and personal fees from the Adcock Ingram Pain Advisory Board and the Ossur South Africa Advisory Board.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by York University’s Office of Research Ethics (Toronto, Canada; e2014-078) and Mayo Clinic’s Institutional Review Board (Rochester, United States; 16-001110). All participants gave informed consent before initiating the survey.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data will be available upon request and approval of the corresponding author SLG (sgrace@yorku.ca).

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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