Journal article

Physical activity and negative emotional response after percutaneous coronary intervention

MR Le Grande, BM Murphy, RO Higgins, MUC Worcester, A Parkinson, SL Brown, PC Elliott, AJ Goble

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION & REHABILITATION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the association between negative emotional response (NER) and physical activity levels in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients, and to examine the extent to which physical activity levels were influenced by factors such as the patients' age, sex, and attendance at a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programme. METHODS: A consecutive series of 200 PCI patients [mean age 59.0 (+/-10.1) years] completed telephone interviews 2 weeks and 6 months after their procedure. NER was assessed using 12 items addressing patients' perceptions and concerns regarding symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis. Physical activity was assessed by asking four ..

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