Table 3

Vote counting—comparing centre-based CR to home-based CR and combined RCTs

Direction of resultNumber of results
Centre-based CR interventionHome-based CR interventionCombined centre and home based or RCT included both
PA in CR same as control (p>0.05)63 (77%)22 (51%)15 (75%)
PA in CR higher than control (p≤0.05)15 (18%)19 (44%)4 (20%)
PA in control higher than CR (p≤0.05)1 (1%)01 (5%)
PA difference between CR and control not clear (no p value reported)3 (4%)2 (5%)0
  • CR, cardiac rehabilitation; PA, physical activity; RCT, randomised controlled trial.