There Are Gender Differences in the Barriers to Cardiac Rehabilitation
Grace, Sherry L.
Stewart, Donna E.
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Gender is an important factor that impacts health equity and access to healthcare programs and services. Healthcare professionals need to recognize that men and women behave differently within the environmental healthcare context. In order to improve women’s participation in secondary management programs, such as CR, psychosocial roles should be addressed, health information should be carefully discussed, and finally, physicians should encourage women to take part in programs that are proven to improve their health.