Effects of a comprehensive rehabilitation program on quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure.

@article{Meyer2003EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a comprehensive rehabilitation program on quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure.},
  author={Katharina Eleonore Meyer and Kurt Laederach-Hofmann},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          169-76
        }
}
This evaluation was performed to assess the effects of a new, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program on generic and disease-specific quality of life related to exercise tolerance in stable chronic heart failure patients. Fifty-one patients (aged 59+/-11 years; 84% men) were treated for 12 weeks. Patients underwent optimized drug treatment, exercise training, and counseling and education. At baseline and at the end of the program, functional status, exercise capacity, and quality of… CONTINUE READING
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