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Sedentary behaviour in cardiovascular disease patients: Risk group identification and the impact of cardiac rehabilitation.

Bakker, EA, van Bakel, BMA, Aengevaeren, WRM, Meindersma, EP, Snoek, JA, Waskowsky, WM, van Kuijk, AA, Jacobs, MMLM, Hopman, MTE, Thijssen, DHJ and Eijsvogels, TMH (2020) Sedentary behaviour in cardiovascular disease patients: Risk group identification and the impact of cardiac rehabilitation. International Journal of Cardiology. ISSN 1874-1754

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BACKGROUND: Sedentary behaviour (SB) is potentially an important target to improve cardiovascular health. This study 1) compared SB between cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients and age-matched controls, 2) identified characteristics associated with high SB levels, and 3) determined the impact of contemporary cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on SB. METHODS: For objective 1, we recruited 131 CVD patients and 117 controls. All participants were asked about their general characteristics and medical history. SB was assessed by an objective accelerometer (activPAL3 micro). For objective 2, 2584 CVD patients were asked to fill in a questionnaire about their general characteristics, lifestyle, medical history and their SB. For objective 3, 131 CVD patients were followed over time and measured, pre-, directly post- and 2 months post-CR. RESULTS: Objective 1. CVD patients spent 10.4 h/day (Q25 9.5; Q75 11.2) sedentary which was higher compared to healthy controls (9.4 h/day [Q25 8.4; Q75 10.29]). Objective 2. CVD patients being male, single or divorced, employed, physically inactive, reporting high alcohol consumption, living in an urban environment, having comorbidities and cardiac anxiety demonstrated a greater odds for large amounts of SB. Objective 3. The CR program significantly reduced sedentary time (-0.4 h/day [95%CI -0.7; -0.1]), which remained lower at 2-months post-CR (-0.3 h/day [95%CI -0.6; -0.03]). CONCLUSIONS: CVD patients had greater amounts of objectively measured sedentary time compared to healthy controls. Sedentarism was associated with personal- and lifestyle characteristics, and comorbidities. Participation in a contemporary CR program slightly reduced sedentary time, but tailored interventions are needed to target SB in CVD patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology, 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 12:17
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 06:02
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.11.014
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14366
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