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Cardiac rehabilitation is very essential for patient who suffer from cardiac diseases to improve their quality of life during pre and post hospitalization period. The main objectives of this research was to assess the knowledge, attitude and perception of nurses on cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP), and relate the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics, qualifications and years of experience with their knowledge, attitude and perception on CRP. The study was carried out using a structured validated questionnaire consists of 46 items measuring socio-demographic details, knowledge, attitudes and perception of nurses on CRP. The 6-point Likert’s scale was used to record individual’s responses for the questionnaire which varies from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Female, aged between 21 and 40 years predominantly dominates in our study with the basic diploma education in nursing. There was a significant different between age, education, and years of working experience of nurses with their knowledge on CRP, however, no significance difference was observed between age, sex, education and years of working experience with their attitude and perception towards CRP. In this study the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) guidelines was used for reporting the observational study findings. The study findings suggest that the role of nurses in providing endorsement to patients regarding CRP in hospitals is a major indicator that is bound to improve participation rates in CRP which will enable the patients to avail better healthcare and reduction in morbidity and mortality related to cardiovascular deaths (CVDs).

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Kumudah M, Ashah M, Palanisamy S, Karthikayini K, & Akila S. (2020). Assessment of nurses’ knowledge, attitude and perception on cardiac rehabilitation program at a tertiary care teaching hospital. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 4099-4110. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i3.2613