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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Medicina / Medicine (M001)
Author(s): Beresnevaitė, Margarita;Benetis, Rimantas;Taylor, Graeme J;Rašinskienė, Svetlana;Stankus, Albinas;Kinduris, Šarūnas
Title: Impact of a cognitive behavioral intervention on health-related quality of life and general heart rate variability in patients following cardiac surgery: an effectiveness study
Is part of: Psychosomatics. Oxford, UK : Elsevier, 2016, vol. 57, no. 6
Extent: p. 605-615
Date: 2016
Keywords: Cardiac surgical procedures;Anxiety;Depression;Cognitive therapy;Heart rate;Quality of life
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Although there is evidence supporting the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in decreasing psychologic symptoms and improving health-related quality of life in patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery, the effectiveness of these interventions in usual health care practice, and their effect on general heart rate variability (HRV), has not been tested. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effectiveness of CBT in improving health-related quality of life and HRV in patients with postcardiac surgery. METHODS: However, 2 months following surgery, 150 patients were assigned sequentially to a CBT group that received the intervention for 9 months or a comparison group that received usual care. Patients were assessed at baseline and after 10 months with the 36-item Short Form Health Survey. HRV was also assessed. RESULTS: In total, 43 patients in the CBT group and 46 in the usual care group completed the study. The CBT group demonstrated significant improvements in health-related quality of life and significant increases in general HRV. Significant group-by-time interaction effects were found for the several 36-item Short Form Health Survey scales and mental component summary and a time-domain HRV parameter indicating that the pattern of change in scores over time differed significantly between the 2 groups. CONCLUSION: CBT administered in a "real-world" clinical setting can effectively improve health-related quality of life and the general HRV in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery
Affiliation(s): Klaipėdos universitetas
Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas. Medicinos akademija. Kardiologijos institutas
Užsienio kalbų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
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