Ansia e tono dell'umore possono avere influenza sulla prestazione al test del cammino dei 6 minuti in pazienti sottoposti a intervento di chirurgia valvolare? Uno studio pilota

Translated title of the contribution: Can influence anxiety and depression the six-minute walking test performance in post-surgical heart valve patients? A pilot study

Ornella Bettinardi, Giorgio Bertolotti, Paola Baiardi, Giuseppe Calsamiglia, Sylvia D'Cruz, Marcello Giacani, Christine Herodote, Filippo Manno, Giuseppe Molinari, Paola Villa

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Abstract

Various functional indicators are utilized to measure outcome in cardiac rehabilitation. Little information exists regarding the role played by psychological variables during the rehabilitative period, after cardiac valve surgery. The present study aims at exploring the relationship existing between different levels of functional capacity measured by six-minute walking test, (6MWT) and emotional aspects such as anxiety and depression. Materials and methods. 126 post-surgical heart valve patients underwent at the beginning and at the end of the rehabilitative programme: 1) 6MWT; 2) assessment of anxiety and depression (A-D Questionnaire according to the CBA-2.0 Primary Scale). Results. Cardiac rehabilitation was associated with a general and significant improvement in the 6MWT (273±98 metres versus 363±96; p

Translated title of the contributionCan influence anxiety and depression the six-minute walking test performance in post-surgical heart valve patients? A pilot study
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)154-161
Number of pages8
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume62
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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