The CRBS was created and tested through a series of grants, as listed below:

1. Principal Investigator Dr. Sherry L. Grace is supported by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) salary award #MSH-80489. Ms Shamila Shanmugasegaram was supported by CIHR to undertake psychometric evaluation of the scale.

2. Grace, S.L., Stewart, D.E., Scholey, P., Holder, G., Kaur, R., Rukholm, E., Alter, D., Rush, J., Anand, S., Williamson, K., Harvey, P., Oh, P., Gupta, M., & Bunker, S. (2006). Cardiovascular secondary prevention for vulnerable populations: An interdisciplinary approach to improving access to services and outcomes. Reducing Health Disparities and Promoting Equity for Vulnerable Populations - Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Grants CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada grant # HOA-80676.

3. Grace, S.L., Stewart, D.E., Suskin, N., Alter, D.A., & Higginson, L. (2005). Contribution of patient and physician factors to cardiac rehabilitation referral and participation: A prospective, multi-level study. CIHR grant # MOP-74431.

4. Grace, S.L., Stewart, D.E., Abramson, B., Brooks, D., Jaglal, S., Scholey, P., Suskin, N., Arthur, H. & Evindar, A. (2003). An evidence-based health services evaluation of information and management continuity in heart patients. CIHR/Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care grant # PHS-73996/FRN 73996.

Study logo created by Don Wilson (e-mail:

Research Coordinators and Site Recruiters for the CRCARE Study:
Habon Aden
Sarah Anderson
Kourtney Dupak
Roijiemiahd Edjoc
Shannon Gravely-Witte
Keerat Grewal
Sheena Kayaniyil
Shazareen Khan
Iwona Link
Shamila Shanmugasegaram
Debi Sloane
Clara Tam
Lori Van Langen
Cheryl Wormsbecker