Outpatient Cardiac Rehab Registry User Resources

About the Registry

Registry FAQs (page will open up in new window)
Legal FAQs (PDF)
Adding & Removing Registry Users (Updated 12.2.2015)
Registry User Guide (PDF)
CR Registry Enhancements and What They Mean for You (12.11.13)
Definitions and Comments for Selected Data Elements (PDF)
Data Sheet (Word doc)
Data Sheet – Follow-up Assessment (Word doc)
Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry Participant Press Release Template (Word doc)
AACVPR Web Cast Recording: Assessing Your Registry Data for Quality and Performance
Sample Cardiac Registry Performance Report
How Your Program Can Improve Data Quality & Completeness (9.15.2015)

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Assessment Tools

AACVPR Stratification Algorithm for Risk of Event (PDF)
Assessment of Waist Circumference (PDF)
Descriptions of Health Conditions for Charlson Comorbidities Based on ICD-9 Codes (PDF)
Resource for Statin Therapy (PDF)

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Additional Assessment Tool Links and References*

“ATS Statement: Guidelines for the Six-Minute Walk Test” (Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002; 166: 111-117. doi: 10.1164/rccm.166/1/111)
“Validity and Reliability of the North Carolina 6-Minute Cycle Test” (Verrill et al., J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2006; 26: 224-230.)

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Depression and Quality of Life

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) (Pfizer)
Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index – Cardiac
MacNew (Health-related Quality of Life)
Medical Outcomes Trust Short Form-12 and -36 (Version 2) (Optum)
Centers for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) (PDF)
Psychological Risk Factor Survey (Delta Psychology Center)
Dartmouth COOP
Beck Depression Inventory-2 (Pearson)
When to refer to a behavioral clinician (PDF)

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Dietary Assessments

Rate Your Plate – Heart
Diet Habit Survey (order form – Word doc)
Block Dietary Fat Screener (NutritionQuest)

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2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults (JACC, November 2013) – Coming soon
2013 American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations (Diabetes Care 2003; 36: S3. doi:10.2337/dc13-S003)
Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7)
AHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2011 Update (Circulation 2011; 124: 2458 – 2473. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318235eb4d)

 * These links are provided to assist programs in locating assessment tools for the completion of data fields included in the AACVPR Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry. AACVPR does not hold any rights or licenses to these tools and resources. Any costs for the use of these tools are the responsibility of the participating program. Inclusion of these tools does not constitute endorsement on the part of AACVPR, nor does AACVPR assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of these tools.

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Updates and Corrections

We are informing users of the AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry of a programming error in the Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination fields. 

We recently found that if no entry was made in either of these fields when the page was saved, the fields would automatically default to "No".  Users may not have noticed this as they entered data in the rest of the patient record, and unless they went back later and corrected it, the value for each field would remain as "No". This error has been corrected so that if no entry is made the value will remain "Please select...". We have also added an "Unknown" option to allow users to better clarify the patient's vaccination status. This error should not impact reporting of the vaccination status in the outcomes reports, as only records marked as "Yes" are used in the percentage calculations.

Users may want to review past records to make sure the value for each field is the correct value. We apologize for the error.

If your program is interested in the number of patients who DID NOT receive a vaccination, this value may be inaccurate because of the glitch. We recommend reviewing each registry record to ensure the correct value has been recorded. To do so, please follow these instructions:

1.     Use the Data Extraction utility to select records of patients who enrolled after Jan 1, 2016. (They could go back farther if needed, based on number of records. We're probably not interested in patients who didn't enroll.)

2.     Add filter for Discharge Information/Influenza Vaccination = NO. This will get all records of patients where this field was marked as "No".

3.     Download Excel file and review each record with either program records or hospital record to determine if field value is accurate.

4.     Do the same procedure for Pneumococcal Vaccination

If you have any questions, please call 312-321-5146 or email registry@aacvpr.org