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HINCAB-study. Home Based Intervention in Nursing for Coronary Artery Bypass Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 27, 2005
Last updated: March 10, 2011
Last verified: December 2010
HINCAB-study is a single senter, prospective, randomised controlled trial. The aim of the study is to test the effect of a home based intervention program. The hypothesis of the study is that a home based intervention will influencing coping strategies in the CABG-patients rehabilitation phase, reduce symptoms and improve health related quality of life.

Condition Intervention
Anxiety Depression Behavioral: HINCAB

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Patients in the Rehabilitation Phase. A Randomised Controlled Trial.

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Anxiety and depression symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 203
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: HINCAB
    Psycho-educative intervention performed 2 and 4 weeks after surgery
Detailed Description:

Research has shown better quality of life for patients after CABG. At the same point of time studies shows that patients experience anxiety and depression years after surgery. Anxiety and depression appear frequently at the same time and strengthen each other. Studies underline that CABG-patients especially the first month after surgery want follow-up by health care provider. Anxiety and depression are assessed as independent risk factors for morbidity and death in heart patients.

203 CABG-patients were randomised into the study. Both patient group, the experimental- and control group, answered the same three standardised questionnaires before surgery, 6 weeks and 6 months after surgery. The questionnaires are Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) and SF-36.

The intervention consist of two home visits 2 and 4 weeks after CABG undertaken by project leader. The intervention protocol has been approved by The Norwegian Committee for Medical Research Ethics.

Knowledge from this study may generate a basis for clinical guidelines and patient pathways. Results from this study will show if the home based intervention in the future will be performed for only a risk group of about 20 % that have responded best to the intervention. In the future the intervention also may be individualized electronically.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: Elective CABG-patients admitted to Ullevål University Hospital. The patients must be capable, physical and mental to fill in all questionnaires. In addition, to be capable to read and understand Norwegian. Driving distance maximum three hours each way.

Exclusion Criteria: Patients with combined surgery (coronary- and valve replacement surgery). Emergency surgery. Redo. Patients that related to surgery experience cerebral insult, mediastinitis or become intensive care patients will be excluded from this study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00245817

Ullevål University Hospital
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Irene Lie, PhD student Ullevaal University Hospital
Study Chair: Eli H Bunch, Professor Institute of Nursing and Health Science
  More Information

Responsible Party: Principal investigator: Irene Lie, PhD student, Ullevaal University Hospital Identifier: NCT00245817     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HINCAB
Study First Received: October 27, 2005
Last Updated: March 10, 2011

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Anxiety. Depression. HRQOL. Psycho-educative intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on August 18, 2017