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Physical activity six months after a myocardial infarction
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.
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2009 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 191-197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In the present study, we wished to explore physical activity in middle-aged patients 6 months after a myocardial infarction and to compare the patients' self-reported activity level with pedometric measures of footsteps/day. The sample comprised 89 patients with myocardial infarction, aged <or= 65 years. The self-report question showed that < 40% of the patients were engaged in at least 30 min of physical activity every day. The pedometric physical activity data showed a daily mean number of steps of 6719. The self-report question was correlated with the pedometric registration data. Among myocardial infarction patients, physical activity 6 months after the acute heart attack was insufficient in the majority of patients, both when evaluated with a self-report question and when evaluated with a pedometer. Efforts to increase physical activity after myocardial infarction are warranted.

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia , 2009. Vol. 15, no 3, p. 191-197
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8107DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01744.xLocal ID: 2320/9442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8107DiVA, id: diva2:888990
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

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