Date of Award

12-1-2000

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Field of Study

Epidemiology

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Antonio Rene

Second Advisor

Raghbir Sandhu

Third Advisor

Manuel Bayona

Abstract

Hall, Cortni K., An Analysis of Patient Health Outcomes in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Track, December 2000, 48 pp., 11 tables, references, 30 titles. This study analyzed the coronary risk factor and quality of life outcome results of 55 patients who participated in a 12 week, phase II cardiac rehabilitation program. Baseline and post cardiac rehabilitation data were analyzed. There was an overall improvement of the coronary risk factor variables with significant improvements in functional capacity (p=0.001), diastolic blood pressure (p=0.01), total cholesterol (p=0.017), and LDL 9p=0.01). Significant improvements in the quality of life variables included physical function (p<0.01), role-physical (p<0.01), body pain (p<0.05), vitality (p<0.05), and social (p<0.05). There was also a significant finding of improved knowledge (p<0.01) after completion of phase II cardiac rehabilitation program.

Comments

Hall, Cortni K., An Analysis of Patient Health Outcomes in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Track, December 2000, 48 pp., 11 tables, references, 30 titles. W 4.5 H174A 2000

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