Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on quality of life, depression and anxiety in Asian patients

Choo, Carol C., Chew, Peter K.H., Lai, Shuet-Ming, Soo, Shuenn-Chiang, Ho, Cyrus S., Ho, Roger C., and Wong, Raymond C. (2018) Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on quality of life, depression and anxiety in Asian patients. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (6). 1095.

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This study explored the effect of cardiac rehabilitation on quality of life, depression, and anxiety in Asian patients in Singapore. Out of the 194 patients who were recruited into the study, 139 patients (71.6%) completed both the pre- and post-cardiac rehabilitation questionnaires. Their ages ranged from 28 to 80 (M = 56.66, SD = 8.88), and 103 patients (74.1%) were males and 21 patients (15.1%) were females. As hypothesized, there was a statistically significant difference between the pre- and post-cardiac rehabilitation scores on the combined dependent variables, F (4, 135) = 34.84, p < 0.001; Wilks' Lambda = 0.49; partial eta squared = 0.51. An inspection of the mean scores indicated that patients reported higher levels of physical and mental quality of life and lower levels of depression post-cardiac rehabilitation. The findings were discussed in regards to implications in cardiac rehabilitation in Singapore.

Item ID: 53860
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1660-4601
Keywords: cardiac rehabilitation depression; anxiety; mental quality of life; physical quality of life
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Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU IRG20180019
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 23:31
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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