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Training adherence in early cardiac rehabilitation: EFFECT OF EXERCISE SESSION DURATION.
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PMID:  19471137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of the prolongation of exercise sessions (from 40 to 60 minutes) on training adherence in the rehabilitation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In this prospective, randomized clinical trial, 417 CAD patients (mean age = 63 +/- 10 years, 78% males) followed a 7-week exercise training intervention, 3 sessions each week, at 65% of the maximal oxygen uptake capacity. Subjects were randomly assigned to 40-minute (n = 198) or 60-minute (n = 219) exercise sessions, with equal time distribution on the different exercise modalities (42%-treadmill, 33%-bike, and 25%-arm cranking device, in each session). During the exercise training intervention, dropout, as well as the reasons for dropout, was registered. RESULTS: At 7 weeks of exercise training, dropout rate was comparable between groups ( approximately 19.9%, P > .05). However, patients with acute myocardial infarction and/or coronary artery bypass graft surgery were more likely to complete the exercise training intervention (P < .05). CONCLUSION: The prolongation of the exercise sessions does not interfere with the training adherence in the early rehabilitation of CAD patients.
Dominique Hansen; Jan Berger; Paul Dendale; Rudy De Rybel; Romain Meeusen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1932-7501     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-27     Completed Date:  2009-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101291247     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rehabilitation and Health Centre, Virga Jesse Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Disease / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Exercise Tolerance / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance*
Patient Education as Topic*
Prospective Studies
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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