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cardiological rehabilitation
The impact of early cardiological rehabilitation on life quality self-evaluation in patients after acute coronary syndrome

Artur Cieślik, Joanna Szykowska-Styczyrz
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(5):583-586.

open access

Vol 67, No 5 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-05-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract


Background: The group of patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome and cardiosurgical procedures is diversified with regard to psychological condition. Organic heart disease leads to reduction in their life quality. Comprehensive rehabilitation may result in subjective improvement of patients’ life quality.
Aim: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in life quality in patients subjected to cardiological rehabilitation at the health resort hospital.
Methods: In this study, an abridged version of WHO life quality evaluation protocol (WHOQOL-BREF) has been used both at admittance and discharge. The number of subjects was 65, including 35 male and 30 female who were being treated at the Early Cardiological Rehabilitation Department in Polanica Zdrój in the second half of 2008.
Results: Between the beginning and the end of hospitalisation, no significant differences within the whole examined group have been noted. However, significant differences in the life quality evaluation have been observed at both somatic and psychological plane between men and women. Two times higher number of women with increased quality of live evaluation at somatic and psychological plane has been found at the end of the clinical study.
Conclusions: Rehabilitation performed at the health resort hospital leads to advantageous changes in life quality self-evaluation, especially in women.

Abstract


Background: The group of patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome and cardiosurgical procedures is diversified with regard to psychological condition. Organic heart disease leads to reduction in their life quality. Comprehensive rehabilitation may result in subjective improvement of patients’ life quality.
Aim: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in life quality in patients subjected to cardiological rehabilitation at the health resort hospital.
Methods: In this study, an abridged version of WHO life quality evaluation protocol (WHOQOL-BREF) has been used both at admittance and discharge. The number of subjects was 65, including 35 male and 30 female who were being treated at the Early Cardiological Rehabilitation Department in Polanica Zdrój in the second half of 2008.
Results: Between the beginning and the end of hospitalisation, no significant differences within the whole examined group have been noted. However, significant differences in the life quality evaluation have been observed at both somatic and psychological plane between men and women. Two times higher number of women with increased quality of live evaluation at somatic and psychological plane has been found at the end of the clinical study.
Conclusions: Rehabilitation performed at the health resort hospital leads to advantageous changes in life quality self-evaluation, especially in women.
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Keywords

life quality; cardiological rehabilitation

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Title

cardiological rehabilitation
The impact of early cardiological rehabilitation on life quality self-evaluation in patients after acute coronary syndrome

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 5 (2009)

Pages

583-586

Published online

2009-05-20

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(5):583-586.

Keywords

life quality
cardiological rehabilitation

Authors

Artur Cieślik
Joanna Szykowska-Styczyrz

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