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Early e-Health cardiac rehabilitation: The role of anxiety and depression in adherence to exercises in patients who underwent an open-heart surgery

Schröder, K. A. (2018) Early e-Health cardiac rehabilitation: The role of anxiety and depression in adherence to exercises in patients who underwent an open-heart surgery.

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Abstract:Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death globally. In CVD patients, coronary artery bypass graft or valve surgery are common open-heart operations. After an operation, cardiac rehabilitation is important for recovery, but adherence to these programs is poor. Objective: To evaluate the role of anxiety and depression in adherence to exercises in an early cardiac e-Health program in patients with CVD, who underwent an open-heart operation. Method: A total of 35 patients (29% women) with cardiovascular disease took part in the intervention group of a controlled clinical trial, that evaluated the early online program, were included in the analysis. A multiple linear regression analyse was conducted to evaluate the relation of age, anxiety and depression with adherence to exercises. Therefore baseline scores of the HADS were compared to total adherence scores. Results: With 63%, the mean adherence to exercises was relatively good compared to other studies. The regression analyse showed no significant relation of anxiety and depression with adherence (p = .681). In addition, the results of the multiple regression analyse showed that age significantly predicted adherence, as older patients showed better adherence to the exercises than younger patients did (R2 = .126, p = .04).
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
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Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:44 medicine, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75164
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