Rehabilitation and Outcome for Patients on LVAD Support

NCT ID: NCT00781807


Title
Multi-module Rehabilitation for Patients on LVAD Support - Impact on Long-term Outcomes
Purpose
A prospective, multi-module intervention based on nutrition management, psychosocial support, and a controlled home-based physical exercise training program for patients on LVAD- support will be provided to improve outcomes in terms of survival and patients health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for the long-term. Physical capacity, neurocognitive, psychological factors, and adverse events will be assessed as potential independent indicators for HRQoL.
Details
The multi-module intervention program for patients on LVAD support includes nutrition management, home-based ergometer training program, psychosocial support and neurocognitive screening. The nutrition management and physical reconditioning program will be supplemented by psychosocial support targeting the risk of increased stress, anxiety, and depression level. Moreover, standardized neurocognitive screening procedures will be administered to detect neurocognitive dysfunction (except stroke) and will be assessed for their potential to predict limitations in QoL. Adverse events like re-hospitalizations, thromboembolic and bleeding events will be monitored and assessed for their potential to negatively impact QoL.
Conditions
Exercise Capacity, Quality of Life
Keywords
Heart-Assist-Devices, Rehabilitation, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Exercise Capacity, Ergometry, Social Support, Quality of Life, Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Therapy, Neuropsychological Tests
Source
Hannover Medical School
Sponsors
Hannover Medical School, Deutsche Stiftung für Herzforschung, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Status
Unknown status
Acronym
Last Updated
23 Aug 2009
URL
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Locations
Germany