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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Effect of an exercise consultation on maintenance of physical activity after completion of phase III exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation
Authors: Hughes, Adrienne R
Mutrie, Nanette
MacIntyre, Paul D
Contact Email: adrienne.hughes@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: physical activity
exercise consultation
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / European Society of Cardiology
Citation: Hughes AR, Mutrie N & MacIntyre PD (2007) Effect of an exercise consultation on maintenance of physical activity after completion of phase III exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation, European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 14 (1), pp. 114-121.
Abstract: Background Many patients do not maintain physical activity levels after completion of phase III exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation. Design This study determined the effect of the exercise consultation on maintenance of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness 12 months after completion of a phase III exercise programme. Seventy cardiac patients were randomized to the experimental (exercise consultation and exercise information) or control groups (exercise information only). Methods Outcomes recorded at baseline, six and 12 months were physical activity (stage of change, 7-day recall, accelerometer), cardiorespiratory fitness, lipids, quality of life, anxiety and depression. Results Both groups were regularly active at baseline. The between group difference for the change in total activity (minutes/week) assessed by the 7-day recall was significant from baseline to 12 months (98%CI –295, -20). Total activity was maintained in the experimental group (98%CI -63, 154) and significantly decreased in the control group (115 minutes/week; 98%CI -228, -28) from baseline to 12 months. The between group difference for the change in accelerometer counts/week was not significant from baseline to six (98%CI -1143720, 607430) or 12 months (98%CI -1131128, 366473). A comparable, significant decrease in peak oxygen uptake occurred from baseline to 12 months in experimental (1.8 ml/kg/min; 98%CI -3.2, -0.3) and control participants (2.3 ml/kg/min; -3.8, -0.8). Lipids, quality of life, anxiety and depression were normal at baseline and did not significantly change in either group over time. Conclusion Exercise consultation was effective in maintaining self-reported physical activity, but not peak oxygen uptake, for 12 months after completion of phase III.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1470
URL: http://journals.lww.com/ejcpr
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJR.0b013e3280116485
Rights: Published in European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 114 - 121 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / European Society of Cardiology.; (C) 2007 European Society of Cardiology; This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 114 - 121.; http://journals.lww.com/ejcpr/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2007&issue=02000&article=00017&type=abstract
Affiliation: Sport
University of Strathclyde
Royal Alexandra Hospital



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