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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Six-minute Walk Test As A Tool For Assessing The Quality Of Life In Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery [teste De Caminhada De Seis Minutos Como Ferramenta Para Avaliar A Qualidade De Vida Em Pacientes Submetidos à Cirurgia De Revascularização Miocárdica]
Author: Baptista V.C.
Palhares L.C.
de Oliveir P.P.M.
Filho L.M.S.
de Souza Vilarinho K.A.
Severino E.S.B.O.
Lavagnoli C.F.R.
Petrucci O.
Abstract: Objective: Evaluate the quality of life in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization using the sixminute walk test. Methods: This is a prospective observational study with patients undergoing CABG. We recorded the following clinical variables: the six-minute walk test and the SF- 36 test. The patients were evaluated at the preoperative time and at 2 months of the postoperative period. Patients were evaluated preoperatively and divided into two groups according to the 6-minute walking test: the group with a walking course of >350 meters and the group with a walking course of less than 350 meters at the preoperative time. Results: The study population included 87 patients. Mean age was similar in both groups (59 ± 9.5 years vs. 61 ± 9.3 years, respectively, P = 0.24). Distances walked were significantly longer in the group with a walking course of >350 meters compared to the group with a walking course of <350 meters after 2 months of operation (436 ± 78 meters vs. 348 ± 87 meters; P <0.01). The quality of life was lower in the group with a walking course of <350 meters compared to the group with a walking course of >350 meters in the preoperative period in the following domains: functional capabilities, limitations due to physical aspects, overall health feelings, vitality, and social aspects. Quality of life improved after two months in both groups. Conclusions: The six-minute walk test at the preoperative time is associated with the quality of life after two months of coronary artery bypass grafting. In overall, quality of life has improved in all patients. The improvement in the quality of life was greater in those patients with a walking course of >350 meters at the preoperative time.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.5935/1678-9741.20120039
Date Issue: 2012
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