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Functional recovery after cardiac rehabilitation.
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PMID:  12017521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of a cardiac rehabilitation programme based on the guidelines of the Dutch Heart Association (DHA). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial with a waiting list control group. SETTING: Outpatient clinic of Rehabilitation Centre Amsterdam. SUBJECTS: Forty patients with a first myocardial infarction. INTERVENTIONS: Immediately after randomization the experimental group started the rehabilitation programme; the waiting list control group started after six weeks. No other type of treatment was given during the waiting period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physical recovery, tested by means of an exercise test on a bicycle ergometer, and feelings of well-being (MPVH-W), handicap (MPVH-H) and distress (MPVH-D), tested using a Dutch questionnaire: the Medische Psychologische Vragenlijst voor Hartpatiënten, MPVH (medical psychological questionnaire for cardiac patients). RESULTS: The adjusted treatment effects of the cardiac rehabilitation programme were 4.72% on the exercise test, 3.43 points on MPVH-W, -1.93 points on MPVH-H, and 0.12 points on MPVH-D. These effects were not statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Changes after a cardiac rehabilitation programme are relatively small, but are found in both the physical and the psychosocial domain.
C D van Houten; E L D Angenot; G J Lankhorst; W Devilleé; H Beckerman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rehabilitation     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0269-2155     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Rehabil     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-17     Completed Date:  2002-11-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802181     Medline TA:  Clin Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rehabilitation Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Myocardial Infarction / rehabilitation*
Recovery of Function

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