More Barriers, Lower Socioeconomic Status Tied to Less Exercise Therapy

More Barriers, Lower Socioeconomic Status Tied to Less Exercise Therapy

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More Barriers, Lower Socioeconomic Status Tied to Less Exercise Therapy

People with pulmonary hypertension are less likely to be referred to exercise therapy if they are of lower socioeconomic status or perceive more barriers to accessing such therapy, a study shows. These findings highlight the need for increased education about the benefits of exercise for people with pulmonary hypertension, researchers said. Titled “Impact of patient characteristics and perceived barriers on referral to exercise rehabilitation among patients with pulmonary hypertension in the United States,” the study…

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