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Changes of Functional Status, Symptoms Distress and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
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First received: May 20, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2010
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The purpose of this study is to explore the changes of functional status, symptoms distress and quality of life in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Changes of Functional Status, Symptoms Distress and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing CABG Surgery

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Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This is an observational cohort study. The participants will be inpatients undergoing elective CABG surgery at one tertiary medical center. Functional status (including activity of daily living, cognitive and nutritional status), symptom distress, and quality of life will be measured at multiple points: pre-surgery, day 1 to 7 post-surgery, before discharge, and 2-4 weeks after discharge. Structured questionnaire will be used to collect demographic and medical characteristics. The Barthel Index, hand-held dynamometer, 6-minute walking test, Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Symptoms Distress Scale, and Short-Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) will be used to collect functional data and compared for changes. The trajectory of functional status, symptoms distress, and quality of life will be further analyzed. The findings will add to the literature by raising the awareness on changes of functional status, symptoms distress, and quality of life for patients undergoing elective CABG so targeted and timely intervention could be developed and planned.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 95 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients undergoing elective CABG surgery


Inclusion Criteria:

  • receive elective coronary artery bypass surgery
  • able to communicate in Chinese and Taiwanese
  • walk independently or use walker
  • length of stay is over 7 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to walk
  • mechanical ventilation
  • neural or muscle disease to influence ambulation(ex: Parkinson Disease)
  • asthma
  • severe psychotic disorder that prevents patient from participating in test
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01127802

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Chia-Hui Chen, Ph. D. National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Identifier: NCT01127802     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201003017R
Study First Received: May 20, 2010
Last Updated: May 20, 2010
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
functional status
symptoms distress
quality of life
the trajectory of functional status
the changes of symptoms distress
the changes of quality of life processed this record on March 03, 2015