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Quality of life of elderly patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation

Packa Donna R. RN DSN; Branyon, Martha E. RN, EdD; Kinney, Marguerite R. RN, DNSc; Khan, Shirley H. RNC, MSN; Kelley, Raymona RN, MSN; Miers, Linda J. RN, MSN
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: February 1989
Quality of Life and Cardiac Disease: PDF Only

The quality of life of 51 elderly subjects enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation is described to devise strategies for improving QOL as an outcome of a therapeutic regimen. Based on Chrisman and Fowler's Systems-in-Change Model, physical function, social function, and emotional function were assessed via the McMaster Health Index Questionnaire and the Cantril Self-Anchoring Scale during participation in cardiac rehabilitation. The greatest benefit of cardiac rehabilitation to subjects was in physical function, but benefits were also noted in social and emotional function.

© 1989 Aspen Publishers, Inc.