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Mr Dion Candelaria

The University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)

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Mr. Candelaria is a Registered Nurse with extensive clinical experience in cardiothoracic and coronary care nursing. He was also a Research Associate at the Sydney Quality of Life Office at The University of Sydney where he developed a deeper understanding of the conceptual underpinnings and the practical application of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQL). He is currently completing his PhD, which focuses on understanding health-related quality of life outcomes from different models of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), particularly remote delivery during COVID-19 pandemic. His research will inform patient-centred quality improvement initiatives to improve patient outcomes and promote equitable access to CR. He has published several peer-reviewed articles on patient outcomes in CR and has won prizes and awards. He aims to submit his PhD thesis in mid-2022 and plans to pursue a research career.

Predictors of poor exercise self-efficacy improvements after cardiac rehabilitation

Event: ESC Preventive Cardiology 2022

Topic: Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Session: ePosters

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Human connection: a valuable element for health-related quality of life outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation during COVID-19

Event: EuroHeartCare - ACNAP Congress 2021

Topic: Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Session: ePosters

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