Heart Failure Exercise And Training Camp: Effects of a multicomponent exercise training intervention in patients with heart failure

Bunny Pozehl, Kathleen Duncan, Melody Hertzog, Joseph F. Norman

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Abstract

Background: This study tested the effects of a multicomponent exercise training intervention called " Heart Failure Exercise And Training Camp" (HEART CAMP). The intervention was theoretically derived from Bandura's social cognitive theory. Methods: An experimental repeated-measures design was used. Participants were randomized to the HEART CAMP intervention group (n = 22) or the attention control group (n = 20). Participants were compared on self-efficacy for exercise, symptoms, physical function, and quality of life over 12 weeks. Results: The intervention group had a 31% increase in cardiac exercise self-efficacy and significantly fewer symptoms compared with the attention control group. Quality of life increased significantly in both groups. Conclusion: A theory-based intervention improved self-efficacy for exercise and symptoms in patients with heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S13
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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