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

This study has been completed.
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 7, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2010
History: No changes posted
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.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) Anxiety and Depression Quality of Life (QOL) Exercise Other: Home-based exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Depression and Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure Patients and the Caregivers

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Exercise Other: Home-based exercise


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01197313

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ying-Tai Wu, Ph.D National Taiwan University Hospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Ying-Tai Wu/ Associate professor, School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Identifier: NCT01197313     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9561709097
Study First Received: September 7, 2010
Last Updated: September 7, 2010

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
chronic heart failure (CHF); anxiety and depression; quality of life (QOL); exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Heart Failure
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017