Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance and Physical Activity in Older Women After Myocardial Infarction

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147898
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Presentation
Title:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance and Physical Activity in Older Women After Myocardial Infarction
Abstract:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance and Physical Activity in Older Women After Myocardial Infarction
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Crane, Patricia, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Title:Assistant Professor
The average age for a myocardial infarction (MI) in women is 70. More women (35%) than men (18%) have a recurrent MI within 6 years. Secondary prevention measures, such as participation in physical activity (PA), are positive health behaviors after MI to halt or reverse the progression of coronary disease. Although studies have examined PA 3 months to 6 years after MI in those who completed a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program, little is known about PA behaviors of older women 6 to 12 months after MI. The specific aims of this study were to: (a) describe the differences between older women who did and did not attend CR, and (b) examine participation in PA 6 to12 months after MI in older women who attended CR and those who did not. Using a descriptive, correlational design, the researchers studied women 65 years of age and older (N=86) who had experienced an MI in the past 6 to 12 months. The majority of the women were not married, White and had 12 or more years of education. More CR non attendees were diabetic and had a higher BMI, currently smoked, and were not taking lipid lowering medications compared to those who attended CR. Educational levels differed in CR attendees and non attendees (X2=5.321; p=0.02). A significant difference between the CR attendees and non attendees was noted in geriatric depression scores (t= -2.010; p=.048), social support scores (t=2.361; p=.021), and in participation in PA (X2= 10.061; p=0.002). Although PA and CR are effective secondary prevention measures for older women after MI, few older women participate. Interestingly, most of those who attended CR reported participating in PA. Maintenance of secondary prevention behaviors, such as PA, is necessary to influence the cardiovascular health older women after MI.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCardiac Rehabilitation Attendance and Physical Activity in Older Women After Myocardial Infarctionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147898-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance and Physical Activity in Older Women After Myocardial Infarction</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Crane, Patricia, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina at Greensboro</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pbcrane@uncg.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The average age for a myocardial infarction (MI) in women is 70. More women (35%) than men (18%) have a recurrent MI within 6 years. Secondary prevention measures, such as participation in physical activity (PA), are positive health behaviors after MI to halt or reverse the progression of coronary disease. Although studies have examined PA 3 months to 6 years after MI in those who completed a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program, little is known about PA behaviors of older women 6 to 12 months after MI. The specific aims of this study were to: (a) describe the differences between older women who did and did not attend CR, and (b) examine participation in PA 6 to12 months after MI in older women who attended CR and those who did not. Using a descriptive, correlational design, the researchers studied women 65 years of age and older (N=86) who had experienced an MI in the past 6 to 12 months. The majority of the women were not married, White and had 12 or more years of education. More CR non attendees were diabetic and had a higher BMI, currently smoked, and were not taking lipid lowering medications compared to those who attended CR. Educational levels differed in CR attendees and non attendees (X2=5.321; p=0.02). A significant difference between the CR attendees and non attendees was noted in geriatric depression scores (t= -2.010; p=.048), social support scores (t=2.361; p=.021), and in participation in PA (X2= 10.061; p=0.002). Although PA and CR are effective secondary prevention measures for older women after MI, few older women participate. Interestingly, most of those who attended CR reported participating in PA. Maintenance of secondary prevention behaviors, such as PA, is necessary to influence the cardiovascular health older women after MI.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:37:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:37:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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