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Effect of home-based walking on performance and quality of life in patients with heart failure

Fayazi, S. and Zarea, K. and Abbasi, A. and Ahmadi, F. (2013) Effect of home-based walking on performance and quality of life in patients with heart failure. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 27 (2). pp. 246-252. ISSN 02839318 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: Chronic heart failure defined as the inability of the heart to meet the demands of the tissues, which results in symptoms of fatigue or dyspnoea on energy progressing to dyspnoea at rest. The inability to perform the exercise without discomfort and poor quality of life may be one of the first symptoms experienced by patients with heart failure and is often the principal reason for seeking medical care. Objectives: The aim of the study was to find the effect of a home walking programme on the performance and quality of life in the patients with heart failure. Methods and results: Sixty patients with New York Heart Association class II and III heart failure were divided into two matched and equal groups. The quality of life scores and 6-minute walking scores were measured for each patient at entry and after 8weeks. Both groups were followed for 8weeks. The results showed between mean walking distance on the 6minutes at entry and after 8weeks in the training group (p<0.001), but no significance was seen between the control groups (p=0.351). Furthermore, results showed a significant difference between mean of quality of life scores at entry and after 8weeks in the training group, but such significance was not reported between before and after control group scores. Conclusion: The home-based walking showed improvement in the performance, exercise tolerance time and quality of life in heart failure patients. Therefore, Nurses should employ alternatives such as home exercises in the caring of heart failure patients. © 2012 Nordic College of Caring Science.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Scand. J. Caring Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 22686421 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Nursing and Midwifery, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exercises training, Heart failure, Iran, Quality of life, adult, aged, article, female, heart failure, home care, human, male, middle aged, pathophysiology, quality of life, walking, Adult, Aged, Female, Heart Failure, Home Care Services, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Quality of Life, Walking
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 04:22
Last Modified: 10 May 2015 04:55
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1873

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