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Effect of exercise training on quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure.
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PMID:  9835240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of exercise training on quality of life and exercise capacity was studied in 67 patients with mild to moderate chronic heart failure (CHF; age: 65.6+/-8.3 years; left ventricular ejection fraction: 26.5+/-9.6%). Patients were randomly allocated to either a training group or to a control group. After intervention a significantly larger decrease in Feelings of Being Disabled (a subscale of the Heart Patients Psychological Questionnaire) and a significantly larger increase in the Self-Assessment of General Well-Being (SAGWB) were observed in the training group. Exercise time and anaerobic threshold were increased in the training group only. The increase in exercise time was related to both Feelings of Being Disabled and SAGWB. We conclude that supervised exercise training improves both quality of life and exercise capacity and can be safely performed by chronic heart failure patients.
R P Wielenga; R A Erdman; I A Huisveld; E Bol; P H Dunselman; M R Baselier; W L Mosterd
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-27     Completed Date:  1999-04-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Ignatius Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Anaerobic Threshold
Analysis of Variance
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / physiopathology,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / physiopathology,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life*

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