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64 results for "Chronic Disease"

Daily physical activity and physical function in adult maintenance hemodialysis patients

  • Added on July 7, 2014

Abstract: Maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients reportedly display reduced daily physical activity (DPA) and physical performance. Low daily physical activity and decreased physical performance are each associated with worse outcomes in chronic kidney disease patients. Although daily physical activity and physical performance might be expected to be related, few studies have ...


Relation between anxiety, depression, and physical activity and performance in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

  • Published on July 2014

Objective: Maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients have a high prevalence of anxiety and depression and decreased daily physical activity (DPA) and exercise capacity. Because affective disorders may affect DPA and physical performance, we investigated possible relationships between anxiety or depression and DPA and physical performance in relatively healthy MHD patients. Design ...


Directly-Measured Physical Activity Predicts Re-Hospitalization Within Thirty Days Following Discharge For A COPD Exacerbation

  • Presented on May 19, 2014

Background: Lower levels of physical activity are related to increased health care utilization and mortality risk in patients with COPD. Since re-hospitalization within 30 days following discharge for a COPD exacerbation is considered an important outcome, we evaluated the relationship between physical activity and 30-day readmission. Methods: Thirty-four patients discharged following ...


The German National Cohort: aims, study design and organization

  • Presented on May 20, 2014

Abstract: The German National Cohort (GNC) is a joint interdisciplinary endeavour of scientists from the Helmholtz and the Leibniz Association, universities, and other research institutes. Its aim is to investigate the causes for the development of major chronic diseases, i.e. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative/-psychiatric diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, ...


Physical activity, sedentary time, and pericardial fat in healthy older adults

  • Published on Oct. 2012

Abstract: Pericardial fat is emerging as a unique risk factor for coronary disease. We examined the relationship between objectively measured physical activity during free-living and pericardial fat. Participants were 446 healthy men and women (mean age = 66 ± 6 years), without history or objective signs of cardiovascular disease (CVD), drawn from the Whitehall II ...


Intervention to Promote Weight Loss in Latinas At-risk for Diabetes

  • Added on June 18, 2014

Detailed Description This lifestyle intervention condition will be compared to a usual care (UC) condition. The aim of this study is to 1) develop a protocol-based, promotora-led lifestyle intervention (PLI) to promote weight loss in at-risk Latinas, and assess its feasibility, and 2) compare changes in weight and cardiometabolic markers—hemoglobin A1...


A personalized approach to exercise promotion in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

  • Published on Dec. 8, 2009

Purpose: This exploratory study tested the feasibility of conducting a novel, personalized exercise intervention based upon the current fitness levels of adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). The relationships of perceptions of benefits and barriers to exercise, exercise self-efficacy and family support to exercise adherence and changes in cardiovascular (CV) ...