Provision of services for rehabilitation of children and adolescents with congenital cardiac disease: a survey of centres for paediatric cardiology in the United Kingdom

Cardiol Young. 2002 Jul;12(4):408-10. doi: 10.1017/s1047951100013056.


A postal questionnaire survey of the 17 centres for paediatric cardiology in the UK investigated the attitudes of staff towards rehabilitation and the current level of provision. The majority of respondents (82%) believed they should provide rehabilitation for their patients, but only one centre had a programme for rehabilitation. Few respondents (18%) believed they were meeting the needs of their patients' for rehabilitation. Major barriers to providing rehabilitation were funding and the wide geographical catchment areas.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Child
  • Child Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Rehabilitation Centers / organization & administration*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United Kingdom