The effects of exercise training on fatigue and dyspnea in heart failure

Author: Pozehl, B. Country/countries: United States Number of patients participating in the study: 23 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 techniques and action-based behavioural techniques Intervention components: MT+AB
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Setting of implementation: Outpatient care (hospital) Professionals delivering the intervention: Physiotherapists Targeted self-management behaviours: Physical activity /exercise, Physical management

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Breathlessness (Dyspnea) Dyspnea Dyspnea/Fatigue Index

Patient characteristics

Age: 66.2 years (+/- a standard deviation of 10.2) 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

Other publications associated with this study

Adjunctive effects of exercise training in heart failure patients receiving maximum pharmacologic therapy. Link: 10.1111/j.0889-7204.2003.02414.x.