The Effectiveness of Home-Based Exercise in Older Women with Diastolic Heart Failure

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150311
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of Home-Based Exercise in Older Women with Diastolic Heart Failure
Abstract:
The Effectiveness of Home-Based Exercise in Older Women with Diastolic Heart Failure
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Gary, Rebecca Ann, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Georgia
Title:Assistant Professor
The purpose of this research was to compare a 12-week combined home-based walking/education program and an education only control group on functional capacity and QOL in 32 older women with NYHA Class II and III DHF. This study was an experimental design using one intervention (combined walking/education) and one control group (education only). Measurement of the variables occurred at three time periods, baseline (T1), at the conclusion of the 12-week intervention/control period (T2), and after the three-month telephone follow-up period, (T3). Compared to control participants who were assigned to an education only program, the intervention group who underwent a combined program of exercise and education improved on the six-minute walk test from T1 to T2 (840 feet ± 366 to 1043 feet ± 317 compared to 824 feet ± 367 to 732 feet ± 408, p = 0.002). In the treatment group, scores also improved on the Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (41 ± 26 to 24 ± 18 compared to 27 ± 18 to 28 ± 22, p = 0.002; 24 ± 18 to 19 ± 18 compared to 28 ± 22 to 32 ± 27, p = 0.014) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (6 ± 4 to 4 ± 4 compared to 5 ± 3 to 7 ± 5, p = 0.012; 4 ± 4 to 4 ± 4 compared 7 ± 5 to 7 ± 5, p = 0.009) from T1 to T2 and T2 to T3 respectively, versus no changes in control group participants. Findings from this study support the use of low to moderate intensity home-based exercise, rather than education alone, as a safe and effective strategy for improving functional capacity and quality of life in older women with stable New York Heart Association class II and III DHF.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Home-Based Exercise in Older Women with Diastolic Heart Failureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150311-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effectiveness of Home-Based Exercise in Older Women with Diastolic Heart Failure</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gary, Rebecca Ann, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Georgia</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">ragary@msn.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this research was to compare a 12-week combined home-based walking/education program and an education only control group on functional capacity and QOL in 32 older women with NYHA Class II and III DHF. This study was an experimental design using one intervention (combined walking/education) and one control group (education only). Measurement of the variables occurred at three time periods, baseline (T1), at the conclusion of the 12-week intervention/control period (T2), and after the three-month telephone follow-up period, (T3). Compared to control participants who were assigned to an education only program, the intervention group who underwent a combined program of exercise and education improved on the six-minute walk test from T1 to T2 (840 feet &plusmn; 366 to 1043 feet &plusmn; 317 compared to 824 feet &plusmn; 367 to 732 feet &plusmn; 408, p = 0.002). In the treatment group, scores also improved on the Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (41 &plusmn; 26 to 24 &plusmn; 18 compared to 27 &plusmn; 18 to 28 &plusmn; 22, p = 0.002; 24 &plusmn; 18 to 19 &plusmn; 18 compared to 28 &plusmn; 22 to 32 &plusmn; 27, p = 0.014) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (6 &plusmn; 4 to 4 &plusmn; 4 compared to 5 &plusmn; 3 to 7 &plusmn; 5, p = 0.012; 4 &plusmn; 4 to 4 &plusmn; 4 compared 7 &plusmn; 5 to 7 &plusmn; 5, p = 0.009) from T1 to T2 and T2 to T3 respectively, versus no changes in control group participants. Findings from this study support the use of low to moderate intensity home-based exercise, rather than education alone, as a safe and effective strategy for improving functional capacity and quality of life in older women with stable New York Heart Association class II and III DHF.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.