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

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153694
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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
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Gary, Rebecca, PhD, candidate
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Georgia
Title:Assistant Professor
In this randomized controlled trial, the effects of low to moderate intensity home-based exercise in older women diagnosed with diastolic heart failure were evaluated. This study extends previous research conducted in highly selective and homogenous samples of systolic heart failure patients to older women with diastolic heart failure with significant comorbidity. 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 (p = 0.002), Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (p = 0.002; p = 0.014) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (p = 0.012; p = 0.009) at each measurement period. Differences in functional capacity and quality of life scores were clearly present between New York Heart Association class II and III intervention participants. New York Heart Association class III intervention women had the greatest increase in distance walked on the six-minute walk test as well as the most improvement in quality of life scores. No differences were noted between New York Heart Association functional classes in any outcome variables among the control 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. <P> <!--Abstract 12974 modified by 198.137.31.56 on 10-14-2002--></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Home-Based Exercise in Older Women with Diastolic Heart Failureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153694-
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-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gary, Rebecca, PhD, candidate</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">In this randomized controlled trial, the effects of low to moderate intensity home-based exercise in older women diagnosed with diastolic heart failure were evaluated. This study extends previous research conducted in highly selective and homogenous samples of systolic heart failure patients to older women with diastolic heart failure with significant comorbidity. 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 (p = 0.002), Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (p = 0.002; p = 0.014) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (p = 0.012; p = 0.009) at each measurement period. Differences in functional capacity and quality of life scores were clearly present between New York Heart Association class II and III intervention participants. New York Heart Association class III intervention women had the greatest increase in distance walked on the six-minute walk test as well as the most improvement in quality of life scores. No differences were noted between New York Heart Association functional classes in any outcome variables among the control 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. &lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 12974 modified by 198.137.31.56 on 10-14-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:26:58Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:26:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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