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Title: Effect of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation on mobility level and self-esteem of persons after cardiac surgery
Authors: Ng, JYY
Tam, SF 
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Perceptual Motor Skills
Source: Perceptual and motor skills, 2000, v. 91, no. 1, p. 107-114 How to cite?
Journal: Perceptual and motor skills 
Abstract: This study adopted an experimental design with using a nonequivalent, posttest-only control group to study the rehabilitation outcomes of 152 persons who received cardiac surgery. 37 subjects in a rehabilitation group participated in a 2-mo. exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme, and another 115 subjects who did not attend the programme formed the control group. The subjects' self-esteem was measured on the Adult Source of Self-esteem Inventory by Elvoson and Fleming, and their mobility skill was measured by a simple mobility test based on New York Heart Association Classification. Analysis of covariance (with covariance analysis of the subjects' age, years of education, occupational skill, and mobility skill) indicated that the experimental group scored higher on positive self-esteem and showed significantly better improvement in mobility skill. The exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme positively affected physical and psychological outcomes. Also, subjects' self-esteem was significantly correlated with their mobility skills (r = .21, p<.05) among those aged under 60 years (n = 96) but not among those aged 60 or above (n = 53).
ISSN: 0031-5125
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