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What are cardiac rehabilitation and cardiac invalidism?




This question is part of Health Psychology Test #4
Asked by Rmoj, Last updated: Sep 12, 2020

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Oct 24, 2018

Cardiac rehabilitation is a type of treatment that is done to a person who has undergone some cardiac problems. This means that the person may have experienced some changes, especially in the physical aspect. This is important because the rehabilitation will depend on the type of disorder or condition that the person has received.

Cardiac invalidism is the process wherein the patient and the family of the patient believes that the patient is already incapacitated even if the patient will be able to do more with proper rehabilitation in the long run. It is important that people will know more about the person’s condition. The more that they know, the more that they can read about the progress that the person can experience with proper rehabilitation.

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 28, 2016

Cardiac rehabilitation is an active and progressive treatment aimed toward medical, behavioral, and psychosocial changes for a patient with cardiovascular disease. It is important because the patients outlook and beliefs about their disorder is a major factor in recovery rates. Cardiac invalidism occurs when patients and their families believe they are capable of less than they actually are.
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