Table 3

Characteristics of individual components of exercise training in Australian cardiac rehabilitation services

CharacteristicMean (SD)RangeResponding sites, nVariations reported, n
Duration of programme (weeks)7.0(1.7)3–14*246260
Frequency of exercise sessions (days per week)1.6(0.8)1–7244257
Total number of exercise sessions in programme11.3(5.5)3–42244368
Exercise session duration (min)55.5(13.4)15–120235235
Exercise intensity (all converted to Borg scale)11–13†10–17194194
  • *One described as ‘patient dependent’ and 10 as ‘ongoing’.

  • †Reported as the median response category.