The effects of Baduanjin exercise on fatigue and quality of life in patients with heart failure: A randomized controlled trial

Author: Chen, D. M. Country/countries: Taiwan Number of patients participating in the study: 80 This study was focused on patients living with Heart Failure
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Plus Intervention components: UCP
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Setting of implementation: N/A Professionals delivering the intervention: N/A Targeted self-management behaviours: N/A
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring and action-based behavioural techniques Intervention components: E+MT+AB
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Setting of implementation: Home-care Professionals delivering the intervention: Educator Targeted self-management behaviours: Condition-specific behaviours, Early recognition of symptoms, Handling /managing emotions, Medication use and adherence, Physical activity /exercise, Physical management, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Breathlessness (Dyspnea) Dyspnea Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS)
Quality of life Quality of life N/A

Patient characteristics

Age: 70.29 years (+/- a standard deviation of 13.53) Gender: N/A Time since diagnosis of Heart Failure: N/A Severity of the disease: N/A Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
  • Tool: N/A

Socio-economic characteristics: N/A

Risk of Bias of this study

Outcome Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding performance Blinding detection objective outcomes assessment Attrition incomplete outcome Incorrect statistical methods Recruitment bias Selective outcome reporting
Breathlessness (Dyspnea) - Dyspnea
Quality of life - Quality of life