Awareness and perception of Cradiovascular Physiotherapy in patients having Cardiac Condition residing in Pune city.


  • Vaishnavi Gavate
  • Dr. Raziya Nagarwala
  • Dr. Rachana Dabadghav




Background: Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide. As we know Cardiovascular Physiotherapy has undisputable role in management of these Cardiac Diseases. Yet evidences suggests that we can see lot of non- adherence of these patients towards therapy. Therefore, this study helps us to understand the awareness and perception of Cardiac Patients towards Cardiovascular physiotherapy as this will tell us patient’s level of understanding about the importance and implications of it on their condition and what are their perceptions regarding this therapy.

 Method: A self-made questionnaire was administered to people who are diagnosed of Cardiac Condition in various hospitals in Pune City and Descriptive data analysis was done using Microsoft Excel Software. Results: Only 35% subjects were aware of Cardiovascular Physiotherapy, 65% agreed that Cardiovascular Physiotherapy is important for their recovery, 55% thought it has positive effect on their Cardiac Condition yet 87.5% never consulted a Cardio physiotherapist, 25% thought there are no barriers where other considered barriers as follow- 28% were of opinion that PT is high cost, according to 14% it is time consuming, 17.5% says commute is difficult , and 10% gave barrier as Fear

Conclusion: This study concludes that the awareness is poor in patients having cardiac condition from Pune city. However, there is positive perception regarding Cardio physiotherapy most of them never consulted physiotherapist for their cardiac condition. Some of the factors were identified for this low adherence like high cost, commute, fear, time.

Keywords: Cardiovascular Physiotherapy, awareness, perception, barriers



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Gavate, V., Nagarwala, D. R., & Dabadghav, D. R. . (2022). Awareness and perception of Cradiovascular Physiotherapy in patients having Cardiac Condition residing in Pune city. VIMS Health Science Journal, 9(2), 40–43.