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Predictors of physical functioning after a cardiac event.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2071429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An increased understanding of the factors that promote or hinder patients' return to optimal activity levels after a cardiac event is necessary to help them achieve this goal. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine psychologic resources, depression, physical recovery, and illness severity for their relationships with subjective and objective physical functioning (exercise data). A correlational survey design was used to assess patients' (n = 46) illness responses 9 weeks after the cardiac event. Patients also participated in a symptom-limited exercise test. The findings suggested that the individual's return to greater activity levels after a cardiac illness was associated with less depression and illness severity, and higher levels of objective physical functioning, physical recovery, and self-esteem. Further, patients' objective physical functioning was associated not only with greater subjective physical functioning but also with greater levels of physical recovery and mastery.
B C Yates; D C Belknap
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-22     Completed Date:  1991-08-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Dependency (Psychology)
Depressive Disorder / psychology
Heart Diseases / nursing,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Internal-External Control
Middle Aged
Personal Satisfaction
Predictive Value of Tests
Self Concept
Severity of Illness Index
Grant Support

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