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Depression and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure Patients and the Caregivers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01197313
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2010
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National Taiwan University Hospital

September 7, 2010
September 9, 2010
September 9, 2010
December 2006
December 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Psychologic aspect [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Anxiety and depression was measured by Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).
  • Functional capacity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Functional capacity was assessed by six-minute walk test (6MWT).
  • Disability level [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS)
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MHFQ) was used to assess quality of life.
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Depression and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure Patients and the Caregivers
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.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Quality of Life (QOL)
  • Exercise
Other: Home-based exercise
Experimental: Exercise
Intervention: Other: Home-based exercise
Chien CL, Lee CM, Wu YW, Wu YT. Home-based exercise improves the quality of life and physical function but not the psychological status of people with chronic heart failure: a randomised trial. J Physiother. 2011;57(3):157-63. doi: 10.1016/S1836-9553(11)70036-4.

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December 2007
December 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of CHF for more than 6 months (NYHA Classes I-III)
  • Medically stable for at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignancy
  • Psychiatric disease, primary neuromusculoskeletal or respiratory diseases that affected the assessment of functional or exercise capacity
  • Changes in medication occurred during the study period
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Ying-Tai Wu/ Associate professor, School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Ying-Tai Wu, Ph.D National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
September 2010

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