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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159524
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of Guided Imagery on Phase Ii Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
Abstract:
Effects of Guided Imagery on Phase Ii Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Pepa, Carole
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA
Contact Telephone:2194645000
Most cardiac rehabilitation programs incorporate stress management techniques into their protocols. Guided imagery is one technique employed. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the effects of increased guided imagery utilization on phase II cardiac rehabilitation patients. Neuman's Health Care Systems Model provided the framework for this research. Participants were randomly placed into one of two groups. The control group (n=37) received standard treatment which included listening to a guided imagery audio tape every other week alternating with instruction on deep abdominal breathing. In addition to standard treatment, the intervention group (n=32) listened to the tape either three times a week during Phase II or daily at home. As part of protocol, participants completed the SF-36 and self evaluated their quality of sleep on a Lickert scale at the beginning and end of Phase II. Resting blood pressures and heart rates were also evaluated. T-tests revealed that members of the control group reported significantly better sleep from beginning to end of the program (p=.001). Although sleep improved in the intervention group, the results were not significant. From beginning to end of Phase II, both groups demonstrated significant improvement in health/wellness scores in all categories but General Health (p=<.05). However, there were no significant differences between the two groups. Results indicated that the use of guided imagery tape over standard protocol did not impact health/wellness, sleep patterns, or resting blood pressure or heart rate. Further research will continue to evaluate the effects over time. These results have implications for nurses as they design cardiac rehabilitation programs to include methods of stress management.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Guided Imagery on Phase Ii Cardiac Rehabilitation Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159524-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of Guided Imagery on Phase Ii Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pepa, Carole</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">2194645000</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Carole.Pepa@valpo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Most cardiac rehabilitation programs incorporate stress management techniques into their protocols. Guided imagery is one technique employed. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the effects of increased guided imagery utilization on phase II cardiac rehabilitation patients. Neuman's Health Care Systems Model provided the framework for this research. Participants were randomly placed into one of two groups. The control group (n=37) received standard treatment which included listening to a guided imagery audio tape every other week alternating with instruction on deep abdominal breathing. In addition to standard treatment, the intervention group (n=32) listened to the tape either three times a week during Phase II or daily at home. As part of protocol, participants completed the SF-36 and self evaluated their quality of sleep on a Lickert scale at the beginning and end of Phase II. Resting blood pressures and heart rates were also evaluated. T-tests revealed that members of the control group reported significantly better sleep from beginning to end of the program (p=.001). Although sleep improved in the intervention group, the results were not significant. From beginning to end of Phase II, both groups demonstrated significant improvement in health/wellness scores in all categories but General Health (p=&lt;.05). However, there were no significant differences between the two groups. Results indicated that the use of guided imagery tape over standard protocol did not impact health/wellness, sleep patterns, or resting blood pressure or heart rate. Further research will continue to evaluate the effects over time. These results have implications for nurses as they design cardiac rehabilitation programs to include methods of stress management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:05:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:05:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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