Depression and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure Patients and the Caregivers
Anxiety and depression are often present in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). This study aimed to evaluate the influence of anxiety and depression on the physical function, disability, and quality of life (QOL) in CHF. This study examined the effects of 8-week home-based exercise on these parameters, and investigated the correlations between these outcome changes.
Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
Anxiety and Depression
Quality of Life (QOL)
Other: Home-based exercise
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Depression and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure Patients and the Caregivers|
- Psychologic aspect [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Anxiety and depression was measured by Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).
- Functional capacity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Functional capacity was assessed by six-minute walk test (6MWT).
- Disability level [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS)
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MHFQ) was used to assess quality of life.
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Principal Investigator:||Ying-Tai Wu, Ph.D||National Taiwan University Hospital|