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Heart Lung. 2010 Nov-Dec;39(6 Suppl):S1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2010.04.008. Epub 2010 Jul 3.

Heart Failure Exercise And Training Camp: effects of a multicomponent exercise training intervention in patients with heart failure.

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College of Nursing-Lincoln Division, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0220, USA. bpozehl@unmc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study tested the effects of a multicomponent exercise training intervention called "Heart Failure Exercise And Training Camp" (HEART CAMP). The intervention was theoretically derived from Bandura's social cognitive theory.

METHODS:

An experimental repeated-measures design was used. Participants were randomized to the HEART CAMP intervention group (n = 22) or the attention control group (n = 20). Participants were compared on self-efficacy for exercise, symptoms, physical function, and quality of life over 12 weeks.

RESULTS:

The intervention group had a 31% increase in cardiac exercise self-efficacy and significantly fewer symptoms compared with the attention control group. Quality of life increased significantly in both groups.

CONCLUSION:

A theory-based intervention improved self-efficacy for exercise and symptoms in patients with heart failure.

PMID:
20598373
PMCID:
PMC5749211
DOI:
10.1016/j.hrtlng.2010.04.008
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