Cardiac rehabilitation: why people with heart failure fail to participate or quit early

Only 5% of the people with heart failure participate in cardiac rehabilitation. Attending a cardiac rehabilitation programme for heart failure is highly recommended, as physical training promotes a more active lifestyle and helps feeling more confident by learning to cope with the effects of heart failure. What are heart failure patients' reasons for not participating in cardiac rehabilitation? Or why do people give up early ? And what is needed to ensure that they can also benefit from the advantages of cardiac rehabilitation?

Harteraad investigated why people with heart failure do not participate or quit cardiac rehabilitation and shares the outcomes in this report (in Dutch).