Measurement of Physical Activity of Patients Undergoing Post-operative Open Heart Surgery at Ramathibodi Hospital

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Kanokkarn Kobkitsumongkol
Narathorn Soponprapakorn
Nopawan Sanjaroensuttikul
Phermsuk Uaaree

Abstract

Objectives: To measure the level of physical activity and factors affecting physical activity of patients who underwent post-operative open heart surgery at Ramathibodi Hospital.


Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study


Setting: Division of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.


Subject: Post-operative open heart surgery patients who attended and followed up cardiac rehabilitation program at Division of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ramathibodi Hospital between January 1995 - March 2007


Method: Physical activity was measured by using the Thai short IPAQ and classified as highly active, moderately active and Inactive. Sub]Jects answered the questions about their activities during the last T days.


Results: There were 46 male and 21 female patients, age of 25-86 years, with one to eleven years in duration post open-heart surgery. Fifteen patients (22.4%) were highly active, 23 patients (34.3%) moderately active and 29 (13.3%) patients inactive in physical activity.


Conclusion: About 57% patients with post open-heart operation and cardiac rehabilitation at Ramathibodi Hospital had moderately active to highly active physical activity and the factor affecting physical activity was risk stratification.

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Kobkitsumongkol, K., Soponprapakorn, N., Sanjaroensuttikul, N., & Uaaree, P. (2010). Measurement of Physical Activity of Patients Undergoing Post-operative Open Heart Surgery at Ramathibodi Hospital. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 33(2), 85–91. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ramajournal/article/view/138442
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