Quality of life in patients with peripheral arterial disease

Dickinson, C., Quirk, F., Baune, B., Leicht, A., and Golledge, J. (2010) Quality of life in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12 (S2). pp. 127-128.

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Although the health benefits of physical activity and other health behaviour changes are well understood for patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) less is known about the most effective interventions for facilitating such behaviour changes within this population. Understanding the motives for patients with PAD to engage in lifestyle changes may be essential to developing more effective and multi-disciplinary approaches to treatment. A pilot study has been established that incorporates psychological sessions involving principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and psycho-education to improve the capacity for patients with PAD to facilitate and maintain positive health behaviours, such as engaging in physical activity, medical compliance, dietary improvement and smoking cessation. The impact of these changes on an individual's quality of life will also be assessed, whereby the aim is to identify the elements of a behavioural intervention that are effective in increasing health behaviour changes that may be applied to other populations of patients with chronic illness.

Item ID: 9968
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1878-1861
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 05:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 25%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 25%
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