Efficacy of an Exercise Intervention to Decrease Depressive Symptoms in Depressed Veterans with Hepatitis C

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183109
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Efficacy of an Exercise Intervention to Decrease Depressive Symptoms in Depressed Veterans with Hepatitis C
Author(s):
Taylor-Young, Patty; Hauser, Peter; Schuldheis, Sherrie; Winters-Stone, Kerri
Author Details:
Patty Taylor-Young, PhD, RN,FNP, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, email: patricia.taylor-young@va.gov; Peter Hauser, MD; Sherrie Schuldheis, PhD,RN; Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Abstract:
Purpose: This study was designed to determine the efficacy of a 12 week exercise intervention on reducing symptoms of depression, fatigue, and chronic pain in previously inactive depressed veterans infected with hepatitis C (HCV). Additionally, to assess changes in cytokine levels during the 12 week exercise period. If it could be shown that increased physical activity was efficacious in reducing symptoms of depression in veterans with HCV then physical activity could potentially be used as an alternative or adjunct to pharmacological or behavioral therapy. The knowledge gained from this study would give clinicians another important tool to manage the symptoms of depression, fatigue, and pain in veterans with HCV and, therefore, help improve patient outcomes.
Methods: This randomized control study utilizes a repeated measures design to investigate group differences in the primary outcome (depressive symptoms) and secondary outcomes (fatigue, pain, and cytokine levels) between the intervention (exercise) group and the waiting control group. The intervention consists of a twelve week home based walking program. Ideally individuals will walk for 15 - 30 minutes, at a low to moderate intensity, a minimum of three times per week. The duration and relative intensity will be tailored for each individual based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for sedentary adults.
Participants in the intervention group will keep a weekly exercise log. The log entries will include what day of the week they engaged in the exercise session, duration, intensity (heart rate), number of steps taken (pedometer), and exertion level (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion score). Heart rate will be monitored with a Polar wristwatch heart rate monitor. Outcomes are measured at baseline, 6, and 12 weeks using the Beck Depression Inventory, Brief Fatigue Inventory, and Chronic Pain Grade. Cytokine levels are measured at baseline and 12 weeks.
Results: Enrollment is ongoing.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEfficacy of an Exercise Intervention to Decrease Depressive Symptoms in Depressed Veterans with Hepatitis Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaylor-Young, Pattyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHauser, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorSchuldheis, Sherrieen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinters-Stone, Kerrien_US
dc.author.detailsPatty Taylor-Young, PhD, RN,FNP, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, email: patricia.taylor-young@va.gov; Peter Hauser, MD; Sherrie Schuldheis, PhD,RN; Kerri Winters-Stone, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183109-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study was designed to determine the efficacy of a 12 week exercise intervention on reducing symptoms of depression, fatigue, and chronic pain in previously inactive depressed veterans infected with hepatitis C (HCV). Additionally, to assess changes in cytokine levels during the 12 week exercise period. If it could be shown that increased physical activity was efficacious in reducing symptoms of depression in veterans with HCV then physical activity could potentially be used as an alternative or adjunct to pharmacological or behavioral therapy. The knowledge gained from this study would give clinicians another important tool to manage the symptoms of depression, fatigue, and pain in veterans with HCV and, therefore, help improve patient outcomes.<br/>Methods: This randomized control study utilizes a repeated measures design to investigate group differences in the primary outcome (depressive symptoms) and secondary outcomes (fatigue, pain, and cytokine levels) between the intervention (exercise) group and the waiting control group. The intervention consists of a twelve week home based walking program. Ideally individuals will walk for 15 - 30 minutes, at a low to moderate intensity, a minimum of three times per week. The duration and relative intensity will be tailored for each individual based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for sedentary adults. <br/> Participants in the intervention group will keep a weekly exercise log. The log entries will include what day of the week they engaged in the exercise session, duration, intensity (heart rate), number of steps taken (pedometer), and exertion level (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion score). Heart rate will be monitored with a Polar wristwatch heart rate monitor. Outcomes are measured at baseline, 6, and 12 weeks using the Beck Depression Inventory, Brief Fatigue Inventory, and Chronic Pain Grade. Cytokine levels are measured at baseline and 12 weeks. <br/>Results: Enrollment is ongoing.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:14:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:14:56Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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