• A Review of Cardiac Rehabilitation Delivery Around the World 

      Pesah, Ella; Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Grace, Sherry L. ( W.B. Saunders , 2017 , Article Review)
      Herein, 28 publications describing cardiac rehabilitation (CR) delivery in 50 of the 113 countries globally suspected to deliver it are reviewed, to characterize the nature of services. Government funding was the main ...
    • Availability and delivery of cardiac rehabilitation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: How does it compare globally? 

      Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Pesah, Ella; Lopez-Jimenez, Francisco; Afaneh, Jasser; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2019 , Article)
      This study aimed to (1) confirm cardiac rehabilitation (CR) availability, (2) establish CR density and unmet need, as well as (3) the nature of programs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), and (4) compare these (a) ...
    • Burden, screening, and treatment of depressive and anxious symptoms among women referred to cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective study 

      Hurley, Megan C.; Arthur, Heather M.; Chessex, Caroline; Oh, Paul; Turk-Adawi, Karam; ... more authors ( BioMed Central , 2017 , Article)
      Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote ...
    • Cardiac rehabilitation availability and characteristics in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Global Comparison 

      Chacin-Suarez, Audry; Grace, Sherry L; Anchique-Santos, Claudia; Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
      This study aimed to establish availability and characteristics of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent. In this cross-sectional sub-analysis ...
    • Cardiac rehabilitation availability and delivery in Brazil: a comparison to other upper middle-income countries. 

      Britto, Raquel Rodrigues; Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Chaves, Gabriela Suéllen da Silva; Pesah, Ella; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2019 , Article)
      Brazil has insufficient cardiac rehabilitation capacity, yet density and regional variation in unmet need is unknown. Moreover, South America has CR guidelines, but whether delivery conforms has not been described. This ...
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Availability and Delivery in Canada: How Does It Compare With Other High-Income Countries? 

      Tran, Michelle; Pesah, Ella; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Lopez Jimenez, Francisco; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2018 , Article)
      Canada has insufficient cardiac rehabilitation (CR) capacity, yet unmet need is unknown. Moreover, Canada has CR guidelines, but whether delivery conforms has not been characterized by province/territory. This study aimed ...
    • Cardiac rehabilitation availability and delivery in Europe: How does it differ by region and compare with other high-income countries?: Endorsed by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. 

      Abreu, Ana; Pesah, Ella; Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Bjarnason-Wehrens, Birna; ... more authors ( SAGE Publications , 2019 , Article)
      The aims of this study were to establish cardiac rehabilitation availability and density, as well as the nature of programmes, and to compare these by European region (geoscheme) and with other high-income countries. A ...
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Availability and Density around the Globe. 

      Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Lopez-Jimenez, Francisco; Pesah, Ella; Ding, Rongjing; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2019 , Article)
      Despite the epidemic of cardiovascular disease and the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), availability is known to be insufficient, although this is not quantified. This study ascertained CR availability, volumes and ...
    • Cardiac rehabilitation costs 

      Moghei, Mahshid; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Isaranuwatchai, Wanrudee; Sarrafzadegan, Nizal; Oh, Paul; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2017 , Article)
      Background Despite the clinical benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and its cost-effectiveness, it is not widely received. Arguably, capacity could be greatly increased if lower-cost models were implemented. The aims ...
    • Cardiac rehabilitation delivery in Africa 

      Heine, Martin; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Derman, Wayne; Lopez-Jimenez, Francisco; ... more authors ( Clinics Cardive , 2019 , Article)
      As of 2011, the leading cause of premature mortality in Africa is non-communicable rather than communicable disease (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis). The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) ...
    • Cardiac rehabilitation delivery in low/middle-income countries. 

      Pesah, Ella; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Lopez-Jimenez, Francisco; Britto, Raquel; ... more authors ( BMJ Publishing Group , 2019 , Article)
      Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) availability, programme characteristics and barriers are not well-known in low/middle-income countries (LMICs). In this study, they were compared with high-income countries (HICs) and by CR ...
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Dose Around the World: Variation and Correlates. 

      Chaves, Gabriela; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Santiago de Araújo Pio, Carolina; Abu-Jeish, Abdel-Hadi; ... more authors ( American Heart Association , 2020 , Article)
      Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended in clinical practice guidelines, but dose prescribed varies highly by country. This study characterized the dose offered in supervised CR programs and alternative models worldwide ...
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Models around the Globe. 

      Lima de Melo Ghisi, Gabriela; Pesah, Ella; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Lopez Jimenez, Francisco; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2018 , Article)
      Alternative models of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) delivery, such as home or community-based programs, have been developed to overcome underutilization. However, their availability and characteristics have never been assessed ...
    • Cardiovascular disease in the Eastern Mediterranean region: epidemiology and risk factor burden 

      Turk-Adawi, Karam; Sarrafzadegan, Nizal; Fadhil, Ibtihal; Taubert, Kathryn; Sadeghi, Masoumeh; ... more authors ( Nature Publishing Group , 2017 , Article Review)
      The Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) comprises 22 countries or territories spanning from Morocco in the west to Pakistan in the east, and contains a population of almost 600 million people. Like many other developing ...
    • Development of the international cardiac rehabilitation registry data dictionary using a Delphi process 

      Chowdhury, Mohiul; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Abukhadijah, Hana; Grace, Sherry L. (2020 , Conference Paper)
      Background: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) registries are a powerful tool for improvement of care quality, and consequently patients’ outcomes. However, there are few CR registries worldwide, with Canada’s currently being ...
    • Development of the International Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry Including Variable Selection and Definition Process 

      Chowdhury, Mohiul I.; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Babu, Abraham Samuel; Ghisi, Gabriela Lime de Melo; Seron, Pamela; ... more authors ( Ubiquity Press , 2022 , Article)
      Introduction: The International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) is developing a registry (ICRR) specifically for low-resource settings, where the burden of cardiovascular diseases is greatest ...
    • Evaluation of Qatar’s first cardiac rehabilitation program: A brief report 

      Faisal, Eman; Saad, Rahma; Al-Hashemi, Mohammed; Grace, Sherry L.; Papasavvas, Theodoros; ... more authors ( Ubiquity Press , 2021 , Article)
      Background: There are few studies on the impact of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), where the burden of risk factors and context is somewhat different from Western countries where much ...
    • Funding sources and costs to deliver cardiac rehabilitation around the globe: Drivers and barriers. 

      Moghei, Mahshid; Pesah, Ella; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Supervia, Marta; Jimenez, Francisco Lopez; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2018 , Article)
      Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) reach is minimal globally, primarily due to financial factors. This study characterized CR funding sources, cost to patients to participate, cost to programs to serve patients, and the drivers ...
    • Nature and delivery of cardiac rehabilitation in New Zealand: Are services equitable to other high-income countries? 

      Roxburgh, Brendon H; Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Benatar, Jocelyne R; Jimenez, Francisco Lopez; ... more authors ( New Zealand Medical Association , 2019 , Article)
      Aims: To compare the nature and delivery of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services within New Zealand by island (North vs South; NI, SI), and to other high-income countries (HICs). Methods: In this cross-sectional study, ...
    • Nature of Cardiac Rehabilitation Around the Globe. 

      Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Lopez-Jimenez, Francisco; Pesah, Ella; Ding, Rongjing; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2019 , Article)
      Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a clinically-effective but complex model of care. The purpose of this study was to characterize the nature of CR programs around the world, in relation to guideline recommendations, and compare ...