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Is there an association between physical exercise and the quality of life of hypertensive patients?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16911589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Quality of life of hypertensive patients (QOLHP) is associated with factors that are not always taken into account in the recommendations made by doctors. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between QOLHP and physical exercise in an effectiveness approach, i.e. under the actual conditions of application of these treatments. METHODOLOGY: In a sample of 361 hypertensive patients registered in a primary care center in Tenerife, Spain, the QOLHP is measured using the PECVEC questionnaire. The main factor considered is physical exercise. In addition, we compiled a set of control variables: pharmacological and dietetic treatments, pathological, clinical, functional, psychological, social, lifestyle and demographic characteristic of the patients. We explored the association between all these factors and the QOLHP by adjusting multiple linear regression models. RESULTS: The PECVEC results were between 2.0 and 3.5, with an overall Cronbach's alpha reliability statistic of 0.88. From the sample, 58% of the patients engage in physical exercise, 75% maintain a anti-hypertension diet and 89% take hypertension medication. From all the treatments evaluated, only physical exercise is associated directly with all PECVEC scales, especially for women and patients over 65. CONCLUSIONS: Recommending the practice of physical exercise may be a useful tool for doctors to improve the QOLHP.
F J Cuevas Fernandez; M T Marco Garcia; C Rodriguez Alvarez; M J Iglesias Giron; A Aguirre-Jaime
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0905-7188     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-26     Completed Date:  2007-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111504     Medline TA:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Primary Care, Tenerife, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Middle Aged
Quality of Life*

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