Effects of a home walking exercise program on functional status and symptoms in heart failure

Author: Corvera-Tindel, T. Country/countries: United States Number of patients participating in the study: 79 This study was focused on patients living with Heart Failure
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring techniques Intervention components: E+MT
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Setting of implementation: Home-care Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses Targeted self-management behaviours: Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Breathlessness (Dyspnea) Dyspnea Dyspnea/Fatigue Index
Exercise capacity (including effort test) Exercise capacity Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET)
Exercise capacity (including effort test) Exercise capacity 6-min walking test (6MWT)

Patient characteristics

Age: 62.63 years (+/- a standard deviation of 10.58) Gender: 1 females/78 males Time since diagnosis of Heart Failure: N/A Severity of the disease: 27.04 (+/- a standard deviation of 8.64) 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
Exercise capacity (including effort test) - Exercise capacity
Exercise capacity (including effort test) - Exercise capacity