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dc.contributor.supervisor Duhamel, Todd (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kehler, Dustin Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-14T15:35:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-14T15:35:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/13238
dc.description.abstract This study determined whether a pre-operative cardiac “pre-habilitation” (Prehab) program improves the health of elective coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients to a greater extent than standard care (StanC). Seventeen elective CABG patients were randomized to StanC (n= 9) or Prehab (n= 8) at Baseline and were followed at 1-2 weeks pre-operatively (Preop) and Three months post-operatively. Functional walking ability was assessed using the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) and 5-meter Gait Speed Test. Baseline data was not different between groups. Patients in StanC did not improve 6MWT scores; whereas Prehab patients improved 6MWT distance by 35% and 39% at Preop and Three months post-operatively, respectively (p<0.05). Gait speed scores were 25% and 27% lower in Prehab patients at Preop and Three months post-operatively, respectively, as compared to StanC (p<0.05). These data suggest that Prehab is an attractive intervention for enhancing functional walking ability before and after elective CABG surgery. en_US
dc.subject Coronary artery disease en_US
dc.subject Coronary artery bypass en_US
dc.subject Exercise therapy en_US
dc.subject Pre-habilitation en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.subject Healthy lifestyle en_US
dc.subject Cardiac rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject Waiting lists en_US
dc.title Pre-habilitation program for elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients: a pilot project en_US
dc.degree.discipline Kinesiology and Recreation Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Ready, Elizabeth (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Sawatzky, Jo-Ann (Nursing) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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