Effect of eccentric exercise on quality of life and function in people with chronic heart failure: a pilot randomised controlled trial
Rachel E Ellis, Karen J Dodd, Anne E Holland, Kwang Lim, Mark Tacey, Nora Shields
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020
PURPOSE: To determine if eccentric exercise was effective, safe and feasible in increasing function and quality of life in people with heart failure compared to usual care and a waitlist control group. METHODS: A prospective, three-armed, parallel-design, assessor-blind, pilot randomised controlled trial with 1:1:1 allocation. Forty-seven participants (16 female; mean age 66 years) with mild to moderate heart failure were randomly allocated to either eccentric exercise, concentric exercise or a waitlist control group. Participants in the exercise groups completed twice-weekly exercise for eight weeks. Primary outcome was walking capacity. Secondary outcomes were quality of life, leg strength..View full abstract
The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: this work was supported in part by a Northern Health Small Research Grant.