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Improved quality of life with cardiac rehabilitation for post-myocardial infarction patients in Korea.
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PMID:  16931161     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been used as a primary health outcome in cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRP). AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of an 8-week CRP on HRQOL and exercise capacity in myocardial infarction (MI) patients in Korea. METHODS: After matching on gender, age, and left ventricular ejection fraction, 60 subjects with a first acute MI were allocated to either a CRP group (n=31) or a Control group (n=29). The 8-week CRP included hospital-based, supervised exercise training (three times per week, average intensity of 65% VO(2peak)) and individual education sessions. The Control group was instructed on a home-based exercise regimen without contact during the 8 weeks. At baseline and 8 weeks, HRQOL was assessed by the Quality of Life Index (QLI)-cardiac version III; exercise capacity by a treadmill test. RESULTS: After adjusting for education level, the overall QLI, health/functioning and psycho/spiritual scores showed greater increases in the CRP group than the Control group (p=.014, p=.016, and p=.036, respectively). We observed significant improvements in VO(2peak) (p<.0001), anaerobic threshold (p<.0001), and maximal exercise duration (p<.0001) in the CRP group, compared to the Control group. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that the Korean CRP can lead to significant improvements in HRQOL outcomes and exercise capacity.
Jina Choo; Lora E Burke; Kyung Pyo Hong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-08-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1474-5151     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-16     Completed Date:  2007-11-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128793     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-71     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaerobic Threshold
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health / ethnology*
Chi-Square Distribution
Cultural Characteristics
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy / organization & administration*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / ethnology*,  metabolism,  rehabilitation*
Nursing Methodology Research
Oxygen Consumption
Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration*
Program Evaluation
Quality of Life* / psychology
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Function, Left

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