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An Intervention for Cardiac Arrest Survivors With Chronic Fatigue

2016-08-15 09:39:27 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary aim was to examine the feasibility of an Energy Conservation + Problem Solving Therapy (EC+PST) intervention delivered over the telephone and to evaluate the preliminary intervention effect on fatigue impact in daily activities in post-cardiac arrest (CA) adults with chronic fatigue.

Description

The primary aim was to examine the feasibility of recruiting and retaining participants for an Energy Conservation + Problem Solving Therapy (EC+PST) intervention delivered over the telephone, to evaluate the acceptability of the intervention, and to assess the appropriateness of the outcome measures. The secondary aim was to evaluate the preliminary intervention effect on fatigue impact, activity performance, and participation in daily activities in post-cardiac arrest (CA) adults with chronic fatigue.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Heart Arrest

Intervention

Energy Conservation+Problem Solving Therapy

Status

Completed

Source

University of Pittsburgh

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-08-15T09:39:27-0400

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