An Exercise Counseling Intervention in Minority Adults with Heart Failure

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of an exercise counseling intervention for adults of diverse race/ethnicity with heart failure (HF) and to assess its potential for improving overall physical activity, functional capacity, and HF self-care. Design: This study was a quasi-experimental, prospective, longitudinal cohort design. Methods: Twenty adults were enrolled and completed the 6-minute walk and standardized instruments, followed by exercise counseling using motivational interviewing. Each received an accelerometer, hand weights, and a diary to record self-care behaviors. Participants were followed via phone for 12 weeks to collect step-counts, review symptoms, and plan the following week's step-goal. Findings: Results indicate this intervention was feasible for most participants, and resulted in improvements in physical activity, functional capacity, and self-care behaviors. Conclusion/Clinical Relevance: Brief exercise counseling may be an appropriate option to improve outcomes for stable patients with HF, and may be tailored to fit different settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRehabilitation Nursing
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Counseling
Heart Failure
Exercise
Self Care
Motivational Interviewing
Hand
Weights and Measures

Keywords

  • Exercise intervention
  • Heart failure
  • Motivational interviewing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cite this

@article{b726e4c5b018466587ad3518502081aa,
title = "An Exercise Counseling Intervention in Minority Adults with Heart Failure",
abstract = "Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of an exercise counseling intervention for adults of diverse race/ethnicity with heart failure (HF) and to assess its potential for improving overall physical activity, functional capacity, and HF self-care. Design: This study was a quasi-experimental, prospective, longitudinal cohort design. Methods: Twenty adults were enrolled and completed the 6-minute walk and standardized instruments, followed by exercise counseling using motivational interviewing. Each received an accelerometer, hand weights, and a diary to record self-care behaviors. Participants were followed via phone for 12 weeks to collect step-counts, review symptoms, and plan the following week's step-goal. Findings: Results indicate this intervention was feasible for most participants, and resulted in improvements in physical activity, functional capacity, and self-care behaviors. Conclusion/Clinical Relevance: Brief exercise counseling may be an appropriate option to improve outcomes for stable patients with HF, and may be tailored to fit different settings.",
keywords = "Exercise intervention, Heart failure, Motivational interviewing",
author = "Margaret McCarthy and {Vaughan Dickson}, Victoria and Katz, {Stuart D.} and Deborah Chyun",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1002/rnj.265",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Rehabilitation Nursing",
issn = "0278-4807",
publisher = "Association of Rehabilitation Nurses",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - An Exercise Counseling Intervention in Minority Adults with Heart Failure

AU - McCarthy, Margaret

AU - Vaughan Dickson, Victoria

AU - Katz, Stuart D.

AU - Chyun, Deborah

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of an exercise counseling intervention for adults of diverse race/ethnicity with heart failure (HF) and to assess its potential for improving overall physical activity, functional capacity, and HF self-care. Design: This study was a quasi-experimental, prospective, longitudinal cohort design. Methods: Twenty adults were enrolled and completed the 6-minute walk and standardized instruments, followed by exercise counseling using motivational interviewing. Each received an accelerometer, hand weights, and a diary to record self-care behaviors. Participants were followed via phone for 12 weeks to collect step-counts, review symptoms, and plan the following week's step-goal. Findings: Results indicate this intervention was feasible for most participants, and resulted in improvements in physical activity, functional capacity, and self-care behaviors. Conclusion/Clinical Relevance: Brief exercise counseling may be an appropriate option to improve outcomes for stable patients with HF, and may be tailored to fit different settings.

AB - Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of an exercise counseling intervention for adults of diverse race/ethnicity with heart failure (HF) and to assess its potential for improving overall physical activity, functional capacity, and HF self-care. Design: This study was a quasi-experimental, prospective, longitudinal cohort design. Methods: Twenty adults were enrolled and completed the 6-minute walk and standardized instruments, followed by exercise counseling using motivational interviewing. Each received an accelerometer, hand weights, and a diary to record self-care behaviors. Participants were followed via phone for 12 weeks to collect step-counts, review symptoms, and plan the following week's step-goal. Findings: Results indicate this intervention was feasible for most participants, and resulted in improvements in physical activity, functional capacity, and self-care behaviors. Conclusion/Clinical Relevance: Brief exercise counseling may be an appropriate option to improve outcomes for stable patients with HF, and may be tailored to fit different settings.

KW - Exercise intervention

KW - Heart failure

KW - Motivational interviewing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84960324110&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84960324110&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/rnj.265

DO - 10.1002/rnj.265

M3 - Article

JO - Rehabilitation Nursing

JF - Rehabilitation Nursing

SN - 0278-4807

ER -