History and Development of the PRFS
The PRFS was developed by psychologists Dr. Kent Eichenauer and Dr. Glenn Feltz who together have combined over 40 years experience consulting with patients and staff of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Drs. Feltz and Eichenauer began development of the PRFS in 2001. They conducted a thorough five year validation process involving over 500 patients in six cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs culminating in the final revision. The individual scales were standardized against well-known, established assessment tools such as the Beck Depression Inventory-II, the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the State Trait Anger Expression Inventory-II.
The development and validation of the PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK FACTOR SURVEY is documented in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. (Must be a member of American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation to access this article.)
Additional information about psychologists’ roles in cardiac rehab is highlighted in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor. (Must be a member of APA to access this article.)
What is the PRFS?
The PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK FACTOR SURVEY© (PRFS) is an assessment tool specifically designed to measure the primary psychosocial risk factors of patients in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs.
The PRFS screens for:
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Why the PRFS?
Highlights of the PRFS
Personalized Clinical and Technical Support
The PRFS was developed by psychologists who offer unparalleled professional support. A simple phone call or email will provide you with personalized assistance in using the PRFS to the best advantage for your patients and your program.