Comparison of hospital-supervised exercise versus home-based exercise in patients after orthotopic heart transplantation: Effects on functional capacity, quality of life, and psychological symptoms


KARAPOLAT H. , EYIGOR S. , ZOGHI M. , YAGDI T. , NALBANGIL S., Durmaz B.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.39, no.5, pp.1586-1588, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2007.01.079
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1586-1588

Abstract

In heart transplant patients it is common to observe a reduced exercise capacity and diminished quality of life. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a hospital-based exercise program versus that of a home-based exercise program on the functional capacity, quality of life, and psychological symptoms among heart transplant patients.