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Effects of home-based cardiac exercise program on the exercise tolerance, serum lipid values and self-efficacy of coronary patients.
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PMID:  16874157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation improves exercise capacity and reduces cardiac risk factors. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effects of a home-based cardiac exercise program (HBCEP) on exercise tolerance, serum lipids, and self-efficacy in coronary heart disease patients in Turkey. Self-efficacy theory provided the framework for this study's intervention. DESIGN: The study design was a pre-test and post-test experimental, randomized assignment. METHOD: The study included 30 participants in a home-based cardiac exercise program (HBCEP; mean age=54.7+/-7.8) and 30 in control (C; mean age=52.7+/-6.5). The Phase II cardiac exercise program included three 45-60-min sessions per week for 12 weeks, and the enhancement of self-efficacy through educational sessions and the use of goal setting, modelling, and physiological feedback strategies. Both groups were comparable in their medical regimen, exercise capacity, and other measured variables pre-intervention. At baseline and after 12 weeks, exercise capacity was evaluated by exercise testing using the Bruce Protocol, self-efficacy was measured with the Cardiac Exercise Self Efficacy Index, and serum lipid values were measured. RESULTS: At the completion of the 12-week exercise program, the exercise capacity (P<0.001), total cholesterol (P=0.004), triglycerides (P=0.048), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (P=0.001), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (P=0.039), and self-efficacy (P<0.001) of the HBCEP Group were significantly improved compared to the control group. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that a first-time HBCEP in Turkey can be successful in having patients adhere to a prescribed exercise program and reduce risk factors. Enhanced self-efficacy may have mediated the improved behavioural outcomes.
Fisun Senuzun; Cicek Fadiloglu; Lora E Burke; Serdar Payzin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1741-8267     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-28     Completed Date:  2006-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101192000     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  640-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Izmir Ataturk School of Health, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease* / blood,  psychology,  rehabilitation
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Exercise Tolerance / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Lipids / blood*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Self Efficacy*
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